InnovationBest Practices for Storing Passwords
Security reminders are important communication vehicles in addition to formal training.
InnovationMichigan Hospital Suffers Security Incident Impacting More Than 25K
After an extensive forensic investigation, Oaklawn determined that the compromised email accounts may have contained identifiable personal information or protected...
Clinical CareElectronic Medical Records Versus Print Copies
If the copy is readily producible electronically but not in the specific format requested, the CE may offer the individual...
Clinical CarePHI Disclosures to Family and Friends
A healthcare provider may share information with persons if, using professional judgment, he or she decides that the patient does...
Clinical CareConfidential Information: Setting the Minimum Necessary
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires healthcare employees to use or share only the "minimum necessary" information...
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.