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HIPAA Compliance: What Every Developer Should Know
Jason Wang, Founder & CEO, TrueVault
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Apple Health and Google Fit have spurred a surge of interest in health apps. Here's what developers need to understand about HIPAA compliance.
By Jason Wang Founder & CEO, TrueVault, 7/11/2014
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How Public Cloud Could Revive VDI
Jasmine  McTigue, Principal, McTigue Analytics
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Consumer-class cloud services force IT to get aggressive with endpoint control or accept that sensitive data will be in the wind -- or take a new approach, such as reconsidering virtual desktops.
By Jasmine McTigue Principal, McTigue Analytics, 7/8/2014
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HIPAA Complaints Vex Healthcare Organizations
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Since 2013, complaints to the Department of Health and Human Services have risen regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/8/2014
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Florida Law Aims To Tighten Data Security
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Florida's new data privacy law increases security accountability for all enterprises; healthcare providers could face greater burden to protect patients' personal information.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/7/2014
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Don't Set The CISO Up To Fail
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
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More healthcare organizations are hiring CISOs -- a good thing. But bad management structure, insufficient resources, and poor understanding of risks often doom these newly appointed security executives.
By Mansur Hasib Contributing Writer, 7/7/2014
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Hurricane Arthur: Healthcare IT Teams Brace
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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As the first hurricane of the Atlantic season approaches, healthcare organizations can still take steps to secure data.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/3/2014
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Facebook Researchers Toy With Emotions: Wake Up
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
A study about the effect of posts on Facebook users' emotions outraged some people. I call it a public service: Now you understand what ill-informed consent means.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 6/30/2014
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Montana Health Department Hacked
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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State of Montana notifies 1.3 million patients of breach to Department of Public Health and Human Services server.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/25/2014
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When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/17/2014
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Healthcare Organizations Prep For Increased Audits
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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With audits expected to increase this year, healthcare organizations increasingly invest in risk assessment software or services to ensure compliance.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/16/2014
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Healthcare Fee Structure: Changes Ahead
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Both payers and providers support a shift to value-based payments, a study says.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/11/2014
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13 Ways To Beat Big Brother
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Just because cameras are everywhere doesn't mean you have to be under surveillance all the time.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 6/9/2014
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Securing Mobile Healthcare Devices: Best Practices
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
By combining technology, best practices, and education, IT departments can safeguard even the most mobile healthcare departments.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/3/2014
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FTC: Data Brokers Know You Better Than Mom Does
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Federal Trade Commission report calls for restrictions on data brokers, finds companies gather billions of consumer transactions daily, largely without public knowledge.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 5/28/2014
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Healthcare IT Security Worse Than Retail, Study Says
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Bad news for healthcare community: New study shows retailers like Target and eBay are more secure than many healthcare organizations.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 5/28/2014
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Healthcare IT Priorities: No Breathing Room
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Regulatory requirements have gone from high priority to the only priority for healthcare IT.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 5/19/2014
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EHR Adoption A Success, Says ONC Leader
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Karen DeSalvo, new National Coordinator for Health IT, says improving interoperability standards is the next big challenge.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 5/16/2014
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NIST Proposes Guidelines For More Secure IT Systems
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Recommendations infuse security practices into cradle-to-grave IT and software engineering processes for both private and public-sector IT systems.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 5/14/2014
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Government Surveillance Criticism Heats Up
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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As book on Snowden affair debuts, several organizations take steps to restrain the mass online surveillance that Snowden investigation exposed.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 5/14/2014
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Healthcare Dives Into Big Data
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Healthcare organizations hope big data and analytics projects can help reduce costs and improve care. Consider these innovative examples.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 5/14/2014
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