Health IT Hires and Appointments

Latest announcements made from companies and organizations on hiring include Pivot Point Consulting, Carium, DispatchHealth, eClinical Solutions, CVS Health, Sesh, epocrates, MobileSmith, VIP StarNetwork, The Bloc, & Duo Health.

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Encouraging Regulatory Compliance

By Matt Fisher – Concerns about the scope of compliance with a growing host of regulations in healthcare are mounting. It is fully acknowledged that healthcare is subject to a myriad of regulations that often create confusing, if not contradictory requirements for organizations.

What is Privacy?

By Matt Fisher – Privacy is an important topic of discussion, consideration, deliberation, or any other word that can be used to say it is front and center. The focus on privacy has been growing as technology expands and creates more data. Privacy is so important though because there needs to be an understanding of what should happen with data.

Privacy and Direct to Consumer

By Matt Fisher – What is the state of privacy in direct to consumer solutions in healthcare? It is an important question to ask because expectations and reality do not necessarily align. For example, users (patients to a degree) will see a healthcare solution and expect that standard protections will apply.

Take Care in Healthcare Marketing

By Matt Fisher – The Office for Civil Rights recently provided new lessons when it comes to mixing healthcare marketing and HIPAA. In this case, marketing is being looked at broadly to include not just communications or interactions about an organization subject to HIPAA, but also limits on the use of patient information outside the bounds of the organization.

HIPAA’s Role in Setting Good Security

By Matt Fisher – The Office for Civil Rights is promoting HIPAA as being able to prevent or substantially mitigate the impacts of a cyber attack. It is a bold statement from OCR and one that bears unpacking. Why is OCR asserting that HIPAA can prevent or substantially mitigate a cyber attack?