Category: Information Management

Data Security, Information Management

12 key steps in responding to a data breach

May 8, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Every healthcare organization should have an incident response plan (IRP) in place before it experiences a breach of protected health information. The IRP is the roadmap for what to do in the event of a data breach—it contains the specific […]

Data Privacy, Information Management

Feds issue guidance on substance abuse confidentiality law

May 4, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have issued guidance to help providers apply Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 2 to healthcare settings, including the […]

Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Can Mobile Health Apps Be Made More Secure?

May 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity among doctors and patients alike. In a world where people are often too busy or unable to go to an appointment,  telemedicine can give people a chance to connect with their health providers. […]

Data Security, Information Management

Curiosity Killed the Healthcare Organization

May 2, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

Study Shows that Healthcare’s Internal Security Breaches Exceed External Ones Was that Lady Gaga in the emergency room? What kind of procedure is my ex having? If you’re a healthcare organization, curiosity is one reason why your employees are a […]

Data Security, Information Management

Hacking group attacks healthcare imaging devices

April 25, 2018


US-based software firm Symantec has reported that a new attack group called Orangeworm is targeting global healthcare and related sectors in the US, Europe and Asia. The group is found to have already infected computers associated with medical imaging devices […]

Data Privacy, Information Management, Opinions

How Blockchain Will Transform the Healthcare Industry

April 24, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

While blockchain technology was initially developed to support the exchange of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, its decentralized, distributed ledger of digital events also offers many appealing possibilities to the healthcare industry. A recent report by Deloitte notes that blockchain has significant […]

Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

62% of Hospitals are Not Using Patient Information Outside Their EHRs

April 23, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

As nearly every U.S. hospital has an electronic health record system installed, sixty-two percent of¬¬ hospitals aren’t using patient information outside their EHRs in Q1 2018, according to a new survey conducted by Black Book Market Research. The report reveals […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

Areas to watch when using cloud technology in your hospital

April 19, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Many hospitals have at least a partially cloud-based IT system, and the benefits are numerous. You have less hardware to deal with, which means less time wasted waiting for new parts, and data is typically more secure and harder to […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

7 challenges physicians face accessing patient data

April 18, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Many physicians often do not have access to information available from pharmacy benefit management firms and health insurers, two entities that are supposed to be close partners with providers. Surescripts and ORC International, a business intelligence firm, conducted a survey […]

Data Security, Information Management

Data Breach at Middletown Medical Impacts up to 63K Patients

April 13, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

The Orange County, New York-based Middletown Medical has acknowledged a data breach in which a security setting on one of the group’s radiology interfaces enabled unauthorized users to access electronic patient information. The misconfigured security settings specifically may have permitted […]

Data Privacy, Information Management

Facebook scandal could drive greater protections for consumer health data

April 12, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Fueled by Facebook’s failure to safeguard the data of users of its social media platform, lawmakers in Congress are looking to protect the online privacy of Americans through wide-ranging legislation that could have significant effects on the handling of health […]

Data Security, Information Management

HHS warns SamSam ransomware is still ravaging healthcare

April 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Hackers have launched at least eight separate cyberattacks on healthcare and government organizations so far this year using SamSam ransomware, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The 2018 attacks include incidents involving two Indiana-based hospitals and one […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

Optum offers analytics service to help physicians treat at-risk patients

March 30, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Optum, the healthcare business services arm of UnitedHealth Group, is making data available to healthcare providers working under at-risk contracts with health insurers to help doctors identify at-risk patients and engage them to improve health outcomes. The initiative also is […]

Data Security, Information Management

If you’re on Medicare, check the mail for your new, secure ID card

March 29, 2018


If you are receiving Medicare, a new identification card is coming your way soon. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to mail out the replacement cards to all of the program’s 58.5 million recipients by April 2019, as […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

CentraCare Health ID turns to analytics to identify patient trends

March 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

CentraCare Health, an integrated delivery system in Central Minnesota, is testing an analytics tool that is intended to help the organization make strategy decisions based on patient trends. The product, called Decisionology, is from Tea Leaves Health, a business intelligence […]