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Challenge/Compromise: Data Privacy, Data Usability

As our industry moves more aggressively toward managing the health of populations, we will most certainly come to a crossroads with respect to data privacy and data usability far more complex than what is even being debated and discussed today.  Think about it. In the...

An “Enforcement-Ready” Approach to HIPAA Compliance

At Immersive, we approach each HIPAA Security and/or Privacy project as if we were preparing you for an OCR or OIG audit so that your organization is as “enforcement-ready” as you can be. Bottom line is this. If you are telling your leadership team and Board that you...

Certified EHR security falls short, or does it?

Just how well is patient data protected in today’s certified electronic health records (EHRs)? Not so well according to a recently published report from the Office of Inspector General. But, like many OIG reviews, this one had been “in process” for nearly two years...

IT Security Risk Analysis: Mobile Devices and Apps

In a recent article from Erin McCann, an HP-led study identified that “Internet of Things-type” devices average 25 hidden vulnerabilities and, in Erin’s words, a “whopping” 70 percent of all commonly used mobile devices and apps have these vulnerabilities. Erin...

A Brief CIO Checklist by Brian Evans

With the growth in technology and the electronic health record (EHR) integrating into the delivery of healthcare, information security is quickly being recognized as an enabler of business. But the continuing concerns about data breaches and regulatory compliance...

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