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Friends of Foes: Privacy and Artificial Intelligence
Headlines proclaiming the next great application of artificial intelligence appear with a great degree of frequency. As much that is true generally, healthcare seems to receive potentially an even greater amount of such announcements. Determining the validity behind the assertions about artificial intelligence can be difficult, but also not necessarily a focal point either. There will also be truthful claims and others that do not live up to the hype. The arguably more interesting question is what artificial intelligence, including both the development and use, is doing to privacy. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
Keep Security Front and Center
As National Cybersecurity Month comes to a close on October 31st, it should be stated that security and cybersecurity need care and attention all year long. To effectively protect data in an organization’s trust, security demands constant vigilance and an evolving approach to recognize the shifting nature of threats. For organizations in healthcare, HIPAA sets the baseline from which to construct a solid security platform. The first step in that process is a risk analysis. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
Who’s Using My Data?: HIPAA and Allowed Uses
Privacy of health information is receiving a significant spotlight as a result of big technology companies moving into the healthcare industry. While Amazon and Microsoft seem to slip past many headlines, Google is not in the same boat. Various arrangements between Google and systems including the Mayo Clinic, University of Chicago, and Ascension draw concern and fears of Google just taking multitudes of personal information about thousands or millions of individuals. Is the use and obtaining of data inconsistent with regulatory requirements, or is there a permissible basis? Despite the most common statement being that Google is stepping around HIPAA, the most likely answer is that Google (and really many other technology based vendors) can receive the data as a business associate. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
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