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Trust: Hard to Win, Easy to Lose
Debates around the privacy of healthcare data have been raging for years. The flames were fanned to new heights after an arrangement between Google and Ascension Health was revealed. Once the immediate (not necessarily accurate) reaction of claiming that the arrangement violated HIPAA settled down, the more nuanced discussion turned to trust. Namely, who do individuals believe can or will appropriately hold and maintain sensitive and private information. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
HIPAA Year in Review
HIPAA experienced yet another year of attention, questioning, and enforcement. The issues around in 2019 were not necessarily new, though arguably approaches are beginning to change. Getting a handle on the issues may provide a means for better adherence to privacy and security principles contained in HIPAA and improving all overall operations. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
Refresher on HIPAA Compliance
The start of a new year represents new opportunities to refocus on HIPAA compliance efforts. Ransomware and phishing attacks seem to be drawing the majority of recent headlines, but a couple of human-based incidents have also come out recently. The insider or individual based issues offer a good reminder that security can only be as strong as the weakest link and some unexpected activity will always occur. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
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