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Why Does Healthcare Resist Encryption Technology?

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

The most basic security truth in 2014 is that encryption done properly — a high enough level of encryption, proper safeguarding of the encryption key — is the best thing an IT department can do. Sill, many industries resist encryption … Continue reading

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Environmental Intelligence Releases March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter

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Environmental Intelligence LLC is pleased to release its March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter.  Please send your feedback or suggestions to contactus@goeillc.com. Click Here to view: March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter Want to automatically receive our monthly newsletter?  Click on this link to … Continue reading

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Audit Trail Policy – An Effective Tool To Prevent Unauthorized PHI Access

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

When in the realm of healthcare privacy and security, electronic health records may facilitate easier data exchange and data viewing, but the systems’ audit trails make catching unauthorized viewers all the more simple, too. And, in the digital age, these … Continue reading

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e-Health Tools Likely To Decrease Outpatient Visits To The Doctor

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

In the not-too-distant future, it is quite likely that most interactions between patients and the health care system will happen online, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who partnered with The Commonwealth Fund to … Continue reading

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Five Best Practices For Healthcare To Enhance Privacy And Data Security

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Healthcare institutions should emulate best-of-breed privacy polices developed by financial services firms rather than other hospitals, recommends William Tanenbaum, partner at New York-based technology law firm Kaye Scholer LLP. When it comes to privacy and data security, healthcare institutions face tremendous … Continue reading

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Common Hurdles To A Successful EHR Implementation

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

If you were a healthcare provider and all you did was read press releases, you’d be tempted to think that transitioning to a new EHR involved little more than opening the package and plugging in the contents. Naturally, things are … Continue reading

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Best Practices On Avoiding Large OCR HIPAA Fines

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What determines the size of a penalty for HIPAA violations? The key factors are the lack of a timely risk assessment and the failure to address ongoing security issues, says Leon Rodriguez, director of the Department of Health and Human … Continue reading

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HIPAA Omnibus Rule Will Bring More Enforcement

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

The HIPAA Privacy and Security final rule — also known as the HIPAA Omnibus Rule — became effective March 26. We predict enforcers will have a heyday with expanded ability to crack down on providers and their business associates. The … Continue reading

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EHR Installation Does Not Equal Effective Implementation

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

When it comes to your organization successfully adopting electronic health records, it’s not just a matter of “going live” with the technology, says Don Harrison, co-leader of the Sunday workshop titled “Solving the Healthcare IT Adoption Dilemma,” at the 2013 … Continue reading

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ONC Announces New HIE Toolkit For Rural Providers

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the release of a new rural health information exchange (HIE) toolkit. ONC’s National Rural Health Resource Center has made available a set of “practical” HIE resources that … Continue reading

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