Category Archives: Health IT

Data at Risk: Exposure from Breaches

The threat and occurrence of data breaches receive frequent attention in the healthcare industry. It often feels as though a new breach (or more) is reported on an almost daily basis. The significant rise in breaches also corresponds with the … Continue reading

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HIPAA as Facilitator

The excuses for health information not freely flowing are numerous, but very often come back to alleged privacy concerns under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its associated regulations, or “HIPAA” as it is more often referred to. … Continue reading

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Data Flow Challenges

The concept of health information exchanges (HIEs) is not new for healthcare. States, regions and other collections of healthcare entities have been attempting to scale up HIEs for years. Such efforts clearly predate the major drive into electronic health information … Continue reading

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