By Art Gross – The National Institute of Standards and Technology has provided updated guidance for the health care industry. Designed to help with electronically protected health information, they have created a new draft titled Implementing the HIPAA Security Rule: A Cybersecurity Resource Guide.

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Electronic Health Records and The Security Rule

By Art Gross – Patient care in a digital age means that most information is stored electronically. These records, known as electronic Protected Health Information, are collected as EHRs and then stored in a variety of systems. With the HIPAA in mind, how do you maintain security around the ePHI beyond the EHR?

Tips for Securing ePHI on Mobile Devices

By Art Gross – While mobile devices play a major role in how we stay connected to the world in our personal lives, they are also becoming increasingly popular in our work environments. Not only are mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops convenient in the workplace, but they can also help increase productivity.

Google to Remove ePHI from its Search Results

By Jonathan Krasner – HIPAA data breaches can occur if ePHI is posted on an open web site. In that situation, not only is the ePHI available for viewing, it also can be indexed by an Internet search engine such as Google. Many data breaches have been uncovered by finding the unauthorized ePHI via a Google search.

Protecting ePHI in a BYOD World

When it comes to the use of mobile or portable devices for accessing patient healthcare records, a key official responsible for enforcing HIPAA compliance at…

Protecting ePHI in a BYOD World

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