Tag Archives | EHR

What’s the Deal with Healthcare & Blockchains?

There’s a lot of talk as to who owns your medical identity, how electronic health records are handled, remediation of healthcare data breaches, etc, but the next big topic of discussion are blockchains. What are blockchains? Can healthcare data truly be secure with them? Imagine if all electronic medical records (EMRs) and other electronic health […]

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The Value of Protected Health Information for HIPAA Privacy

How much is your information worth?  How much is your SSN worth?  How much is your medical ID number worth?  These are the type of questions the PHI Protection Network is helping organizations answer because if you don’t know the value of your assets, how can you make the proper investment to protect them.  Computers, […]

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HIPAA Security and Privacy Risk caused by HIEs and EHRs

There are a lot of unknown issue around Health Information Exchanges when it comes to HIPAA security and privacy.  A recent whitepaper by ID Experts and the American Hospital Association explores a lot of these still grey areas. We know that electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchanges (HIE) offer new ways to collaborate […]

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EHR’s and Patient Privacy – The Ongoing Battle

EHR’s and Patient Privacy – The Ongoing Battle: “Does your dermatologist need access to your reproductive health history? Can you limit access to the psychiatric notes in your chart once they have been entered into your provider’s new electronic health record (EHR) system? It sounds absurd, but the adoption of EHRs and health information exchanges […]

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When a Data Breach Isn’t a Data Breach

Earlier this summer The Surgeons of Lake County experienced a data breach that might have scary tellings for the future.  Hackers breached their EHR system and instead of download the “payload” they encrypted the data in place, holding the key for ransom.  This data breach doesn’t look like the normal data breaches we have seen. […]

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Who Owns Your Electronic Health Record?

As we race towards the full implementation of Electronic Health Records many of the privacy and ownership issues have not been fleshed out.  Doug Pollack wrote about ownership issues earlier this summer and the topic generated over 150 comments from all over the Health IT spectrum.  The topic was also picked up by Forbes in […]

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Who Controls Your Health Data? And Why You Should Care!

A few weeks ago Doug Pollack at ID Experts wrote an article on “Who Owns Patient Data in Electronic Health Records?”  that discussed ownership and control of EHR.  It was shared on the HIMSS LinkedIn group and gather over 150 comments.  Everyone had an option and it was very apparent that it was still a […]

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2010: The Year of the Healthcare Data Breach

An article today on iHealthbeat titled “Innovation Inspired by Economics: 2010 Health IT Forecast” discusses trends and expectations for growth in healthcare information technologies despite the financial issues faced by many US healthcare providers currently. “Necessity being the mother of invention, a constrained economic environment will lead to health IT innovations in two ways. First, […]

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