InnovationONC's Don Rucker says Interoperability Ruling is 'Coming Relatively Soon'
Issues are 'complicated,' and it's necessary to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders.
InnovationMayo Clinic Designs Novel Data Privacy Model; Announces Venture to Accelerate Drug Discovery
From the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, the healthcare system shares details about balancing innovation with the need to protect patient...
Clinical CareMillions of Americans' Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.
Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a web browser...
Innovation1 in 4 Healthcare Workers Lack Cybersecurity Training, Study Finds
Beyond a lack of training, the results suggest there's insufficient awareness of institutional cybersecurity policies.
Trump Administration Rule Would Undo Healthcare Protections For LGBTQ Patients
HHS seeks to change how far civil rights protections extend and how those protections are enforced.
Clinical CareA Medical Sanctuary For Migrant Farmworkers
Patients are never asked about their immigration status, and the staffs have set up protocols in case the offices are...
Clinical CareAn Underused Strategy For Surge In STDs: Treat Patients' Partners Without A Doctor Visit
Many physicians aren't taking the federal government's advice because of entrenched ethical and legal concerns.
Collins Defends Kavanaugh's Healthcare Record, Clinches His Confirmation
The senator's speech defended the nominee's track record on the ACA and abortion, rejecting claims that confirming him could endanger...
NursingHow Nurses Can Prevent Social Media Mishaps
Nurse leaders should review and revisit social media policies to prevent HIPAA violations.
Clinical Care6 Best Practices for Patient Identification
With safety and finances on the line, effective patient identification methods include requiring adults to present a photo ID, having...
InnovationStop: Should You Be Releasing That PHI?
It's critical to understand the practicalities and pitfalls of non-HIM department release of PHI.