Tag: EHR security


Why secure messaging technology is at a crossroads

February 15, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The DirectTrust secure messaging initiative created by industry stakeholders is asking electronic health records companies and other health information technology vendors to up their game. Use of the DirectTrust secure messaging protocols has been ramping up over the years, but […]


How HIPAA enforcement could change in 2017

February 1, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

While home on paternity leave taking care of my baby daughter, I’ve had a fair amount of time to think about different issues, which means I think about HIPAA. The fact that my mind turns to HIPAA on my free […]


How to solve the core problem of patient record matching

November 8, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

Healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly sensitive about the problems involved in matching multiple patient identities within the healthcare system, and most solutions rely on record linkage. However, there’s another way to look at it: what we ultimately need are tools […]


A framework to boost security at healthcare organizations

October 27, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

The number of patient records breached in healthcare organizations across the United States to date is about 200 million, which is staggeringly close to three-quarters of the entire insured population. The reasons for these breaches range from hacktivism to personal/criminal/political […]