By Art Gross – We’ve all had to make adjustments to how we work, how we live, and how we interact overall with humanity during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that we’ve been stricter in some regard, and more relaxed in others (limiting screen time, who can be bothered?).Read More
Health IT Security and Compliance
By Matt Fisher – HIPAA and the media can be a risky combination for healthcare organizations. Prior HIPAA settlements imposed by the Office for Civil Rights have dinged hospitals for allowing reality television shows to be filmed in the hospital and speaking with a reporter to refute a patient complaint.
Responding to Americans’ growing reluctance to share health data and unresolved tension over eroding personal privacy, the American Medical Association issued new privacy principles supporting an individual’s right to control, access, and delete personal data collected about them.
By Art Gross – HIPAA provides guidelines to establish the permissible use of an individual’s personal health information (PHI). Seems pretty straightforward for the most part. And it was – for the most part. Until we start to dig a little deeper…
By Art Gross – Community-Based Testing Sites are the latest entity to be excluded from HIPAA enforcement penalties by the Office for Civil Rights for their participation in regard to COVID-19 specimen collection and testing.
By Christophe Dore – Healthcare is digitalizing more information and connecting more information systems than ever before to enhance patient care and operational efficiency, with the expectation the synergies between these systems will create additional value.
By Art Gross – Whether it involves faces masks, hand sanitizer, hospital and medical supplies, or a stimulus check, scams against healthcare organizations and individuals are booming with COVID-19 as the starting point.
By Kayla Matthews – Hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus chaos to launch new scams and exploit vulnerabilities in remote work technologies that have never been used at such large scales before.
By Julie Appleby & Victoria Knight – A growing mix of health and technology experts are convinced that if the United States is to ever effectively track the coronavirus and slow its spread, then both self-reported and more surreptitiously gathered personal data —