Tag: privacy


Modern Convenience, or Invasion of Privacy?

February 15, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

Like most people, I am signed up for a savings card from my grocery store. After all, who doesn’t want to save a few dollars on their already-expensive groceries each week, just by scanning your card at checkout? Years ago, […]


Privacy concerns around diabetics’ patient data prompt Medtronic lawsuit

September 11, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

As a result of the global spread of Covid-19, healthcare firms started to increasingly depend on emerging technologies and ramp up their data collection efforts. While the incorporation of new technologies undeniably offers substantial benefits to the healthcare sector, such […]

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Study predicts widespread use of digital twins in healthcare but warns about privacy, cybersecurity risks

June 8, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

A clinical trial that’s attempting to discover a cure for sickle cell disease has found a new gene therapy to be safe and successful in four patients. Two of the patients were treated at Cleveland Clinic Children’s in Ohio, and […]


HIPAA Security Policies

April 3, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

In healthcare, it is crucial to ensure the security and privacy of electronic health records and all patient data with security policies. HIPAA provides guidelines for healthcare organizations and covered entities to follow in order to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, […]


Technique protects privacy when making online recommendations

May 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Algorithms recommend products while we shop online or suggest songs we might like as we listen to music on streaming apps. These algorithms work by using personal information like our past purchases and browsing history to generate tailored recommendations. The […]


IoT: A Promising Prescription for Healthcare

January 20, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Though the Internet of Things (IoT) is proving its value in many industries, perhaps the most significant benefits to consumers can be found in healthcare. Here’s a prime example: Health organizations can deploy IoT to remotely monitor patients’ blood pressure, […]


How GDPR Will Affect Privacy And Security Standards In US Health Care

July 16, 2018

Via: Forbes

The General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) is top-of-mind in health care right now, but the specifics of how it’s going to reshape the health care industry are still a bit hazy. Whether in the implications of marketing and cloud-based data […]


Healthcare Data As Property Can Change Everything

June 5, 2018

Via: Forbes

Remember Cambridge Analytica? It was just the tip to the data iceberg. Issues around vast data sets, advanced analytics, revenue potential and ownership are all swirling together and reaching critical mass. But let’s take a step back. Is de-identification a […]


Number of patient records compromised by data breaches dropped 80% in 2017

February 2, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

Healthcare data breaches continued to climb in 2017, but the number of affected patient records declined 80% as the industry managed to avoid a large-scale attack. Still, analysts warned that 2017 may have been an off year for malicious actors […]


Should Professions Like Pilots Have Less Medical Privacy?

April 17, 2015

Via: test gizmodo

Since it was revealed that Andreas Lubitz – the co-pilot who purposefully crashed Germanwings Flight 9525, killing 150 people – had been treated for psychiatric illness, a debate has ensued over whether privacy laws regarding medical records should be less […]