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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...
Nurse accuses hospital employees of posting Facebook photos of sedated patients
A former nurse is seeking more than $15 million from a Tyler hospital alleging she was fired after complaining about...
Digital hospital records tied to higher efficiency
Patients treated at hospital emergency rooms that use all-digital-records systems are more likely to have shorter stays...
EHRs can’t measure stage 1 meaningful use
As hospitals gear up to meet Stage 1 of the meaningful use requirements under the federal government's electronic...
Web Exclusive: HITRUST: HIPAA Breaches Near $1 Billion
Reports of breaches of unsecured personal health information affecting 500 or more individuals could cost the entities...
Web Exclusive: Digesting the HIPAA Proposed Rule
The proposed rule that modifies the HIPAA privacy, security, and enforcement rules has been published in the Federal...
HHS Proposes ’Significant’ Changes to HIPAA Privacy, Security
The proposal would modify HIPAA privacy, security, and enforcement rules. It also calls for greater HIPAA compliance...
OMB Completes HIPAA Rules Review
Changes to HIPAA privacy and security rules could be released this week. Jana Aagaard, Of Counsel, Catholic Healthcare...
Large Patient Information Breaches Skyrocket
The number of entities reporting breaches of unsecured PHI affecting 500 or more individuals has doubled since the...
Shark Attack Victim Photos Put Hospital Employees in Hot Water
Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart, FL, has disciplined several employees for taking cell phone pictures of a...

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...
Book: The Privacy Officer's Breach Response Toolkit
This book offers guidance and customizable tools that you can use to create your own red folder for responding to a...