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Health data losses: Don’t blame hackers
While patients and doctors often worry about medical records being hacked by cybercriminals and Internet snoops, the...
Web Exclusive: ONC Issues EHR Certification Program Final Rule
The final rule describes the permanent certification program for electronic health records, and how organizations...
Workgroup: Mandate Encryption For Provider Information Exchanges
Encryption should be mandatory for one-on-one exchanges between providers regarding treatments, a privacy/security...
Magazine: Assessing HIPAA Risk
New regulations put pressure on providing secure, accurate data.
Web Exclusive: Partnership Tests Value of EMRs
The CDC and GE Healthcare's announcement that they are partnering to monitor H1N1 and seasonal influenza activity may...
New epidemic fears: Hackers
Under the Obama administration's stimulus bill and other proposals, portions of a $29 billion fund are available to...
Web Exclusive: Weigh Your Risks When Protecting Electronic Records From Fire
Hospitals protect paper medical records from fire by installing sprinkler systems and building features that enclose...
Online medical records offer convenience, may limit privacy
A variety of companies are developing and launching sites, most of them free, that allow patients to keep personal...
Book tackles medical ID theft
The American Health Information Management Association has published a book that probes issues surrounding medical...
Poll Shows Americans Value EMR Benefits Over Privacy Concerns
MEDecision founder and CEO David St.Clair puts privacy issues in perspective.