InnovationMD Anderson Ordered to Pay $4.3M HIPAA Fine
A judge affirmed a fine HHS issued last year over the Texas cancer center's use of unencrypted devices.
InnovationStop: Should You Be Releasing That PHI?
It's critical to understand the practicalities and pitfalls of non-HIM department release of PHI.
Innovation$148 for a PDF? Patient Access to Medical Records Hit or Miss
A watchdog agency cites egregious cases as the federal government promotes interoperability of health data.
InnovationCMS Unveils Patient Data Access Initiatives
Commercial health plans urged to follow federal government's lead, provide patients access and portability to digital claims data. Overhaul for...
InnovationKnow the Risks When Using Uber Health, Lyft
Ride-hailing services provide a reliable means to transport patients to care, but the potential downsides could include hacking risks and...
InnovationUber Health Drives Patients to Doctors
Patients can call the confidential ride-hailing service using a landline, and providers can schedule multiple rides over a 30-day period...
InnovationSurvey: 18% of Health Employees Would Sell Confidential Data
Those who said they were willing to sell the data would do so for as little as between $500 and...
Clinical CareBankrupt Medical Records Company Slapped with $100K HIPAA Fine
Filefax, Inc. took medical records to a shredding facility but failed to properly dispose of the documents, which contained protected...
Clinical CareJail Time for HIPAA Violation?
It's not just hypothetical.
InnovationFresenius Will Pay $3.5M for Data Breaches
A review determined that the kidney, cardiac, and urgent care specialists failed on several occasions to heed HIPAA's risk analysis...
InnovationHealthcare Orgs Eyeing International Telemedicine
Opportunities in telemedicine are moving faster and farther than healthcare execs predicted just three years ago, a new survey reveals.
NursingHow RNs Can Avoid Pitfalls of Social Media
While questionable social media use makes headlines, nurses can use social media tools in ways to further their professional knowledge.