As ransomware attacks on the healthcare industry grow, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) says breach notification laws should be updated to reflect the new threat.
Both the American Hospital Association and the American Health Information Management Association this week lauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the early release of thousands of new ICD-10 procedure coding system and clinical modification codes prior to Oct. 1.
Use of platforms designed to provide access to individual patient data in order to increase transparency of clinical trial data has been limited, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Looking ahead at the year to come in healthcare privacy and security, there will be many HIPAA and legislative issues providers should keep their eyes on, Kirk Nahra, a partner at Wiley Rein LLP, said during a talk at the 24th National HIPAA Summit in the District of Columbia this week.
Health information still doesn't flow in all the ways it needs to, according to testimony Tuesday at a joint hearing before the U.S. House's subcommittee on Information Technology and subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is set to fund six projects created under the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, which is committed to developing data-based innovations.
Two more California hospitals have been attacked through ransomware.
HIPAA audits are coming, and there are steps providers can take to make sure they are ready to go in the event they are "the lucky winners," Rebecca Williams, RN, partner and chair for the Health IT & HIPAA Practice group at Davis Wright Tremain LLP, said during the 24th National HIPAA Summit in the District of Columbia on Tuesday.
Providers these days must look at how to go beyond just compliance-driven practices because compliance alone does not equal security, according to panelists speaking Tuesday at the annual HIPAA Summit in the District of Columbia.
While privacy has become increasingly top of mind for provider organizations over the past year, industry executives would be wise to focus on being more proactive about such efforts, a pair of hospital officials said Monday at the 24th National HIPAA Summit.
A pair of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering are developing sensor technology for senior care facilities and private homes that can determine both who is in danger of falls and where they are.
Doctors have mixed views on the New York state law that mandates e-prescribing.
Online rating sites for doctors are growing, but parents are wary of such reviews, according to a report from the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights on Monday initiated the second phase of its HIPAA Audit Program.
One of the biggest benefits of the OpenNotes initiative has been clarification of misunderstandings between patients and clinicians, according to the Commonwealth Fund.
Veterans being treated for mental health issues show interest in using technology to receive care, with a few caveats, according to research published at Telemedicine and e-Health.
A petition asking the White House to recognize the need for a national patient identifier has been created by the American Health Information Management Association.
Building a strong infrastructure is the biggest challenge South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, New York, faces in forming a new accountable care organization in conjunction with about 200 physicians.
Required education and skills for chief clinical informatics officer roles (CCIO) is necessary for "a dynamic, motivated workforce," according to a report from an American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) task force
Telehealth and electronic health records are among a number of key tools that can help older Americans live more connected yet independent lives, according to a new report published this week by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.