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Newly Released Ponemon Report: Healthcare Data Breach on the Rise

It’s that time of year again, where we look back at 2012 and assess the damage.  Last week saw the release of the Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security by Ponemon Institute, sponsored by ID Experts.  The report has some interesting findings about the state of healthcare patient privacy and frequency […]

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Texas House Bill 300 (HB300) – Expanding on HIPAA Privacy and Security

Texas House Bill 300 (HB300) went into effect on September 1st which significantly expands patient privacy protections past that of federal laws HIPAA and HITECH.  This law is one of the most “strict” patient privacy state laws and it will be interesting to see if other states follow Texas’ lead.  HB 300 compliance deadline is […]

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Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights – Filling in the Gaps

The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights being pushed by the White House this year has one big flaw – and it’s an important one.  Anything that is already covered under HIPAA and HITECH is not convered by the Bill leaving a privacy purgatory for all your health information.  You have the right to a standard […]

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Fixing the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights being pushed by the White House has one glaring error; healthcare privacy.  Insert James C. Pyles, an attorney focused on patient privacy, and his soon to be released Health Information Privacy Bill of Rights.  Its main goal is the fill in the gap between the Consumer Privacy Bill of […]

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New Healthcare Scams & Medical ID Theft warns RI Attorney General Kilmartin

The Attorney General of Rhode Island, Peter F. Kilmartin, has warned people of a new Medicare fraud and medical ID theft scheme sweeping his state and our nation.  The scheme involves anonymous phone calls from people claiming to be with the federal government who want to “verify information” under the newly passed ACA (Affordable Care […]

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When the money runs out, does our Healthcare privacy too?

What happens to HIEs when the government subsidies run out.  How will they be funded?  Will it be at the detriment of our PHI/EHR privacy?  Will it lead to more Healthcare data breaches? “It is no secret that the biggest challenge facing HIEs is the lack of a sustainable business model once the gov’t subsidies […]

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Human Foibles Continue to Drive Healthcare Privacy Breaches

It is terrific to see that a recent discussion forum of healthcare CIOs concluded that “human foibles” are likely to continue to contribute to data breach incidents in healthcare.The CIOs were on an e-health panel at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in Cambridge, Mass. As noted by InformationWeek Healthcare: “While advancements in security technology better […]

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