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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...
CDPH Data Breach Affects 9,000 State Workers
For the second time in just over six months, officials at the California Department of Public Health have acknowledged...
Web Exclusive: Patient Privacy Rights Extend Beyond U.S. Borders, Ethicists Say
 Some U.S. physicians, nurses, and medical students who volunteer in developing nations have posted pictures of...
Web Exclusive: OCR Patient Data Breach List Hits Milestone
The number of entities reporting breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting 500 or more individuals...
Web Exclusive: In Meaningful Use Reports, Quality Matters
The enrollment for meaningful use initiatives has begun, and for physicians that means a slew of requirements that must...
Web Exclusive: ONC Issues EHR Certification Program Final Rule
The final rule describes the permanent certification program for electronic health records, and how organizations...
Web Exclusive: Four HIPAA and HITECH Topics to Tackle Now
HHS hasn't released any significant news around HIPAA regulations since its draft guidance on unsecure protected health...
Web Exclusive: Privacy Experts: Beware of the Inside Job
In the world of protecting your patients' private data, you need more than the fancy equipment, the best encryption...
Medical Banking Project seeks papers
The Medical Banking Project is organizing the 7th National Medical Banking Institute, March 11-13, 2009, in Nashville...
Privacy provisions threaten health IT bill
A health information technology bill that would strengthen privacy protections for electronic health records has won...

Book: Guide to HIPAA Auditing, Second Edition
This new edition of a best-selling book delivers the hands-on tools and guidance you need to conduct effective in-house...