Kathy Kim, CRN, Thursday, November 14, 2013
With the recent updates to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Omnibus, Citrix (NSDQ:CTXS) ShareFile unveiled on Tuesday its updated and new virtual private cloud solely for the healthcare market.
Andy Wolber, TechRepublic, Wednesday, October 02, 2013
In September 2013, Google offered for the first time to sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) available for Google Apps. That's good news for organizations unwilling to deploy Google Apps without such an agreement. It is also a smart competitive move, as it matches Microsoft, which offers to sign a BAA for Office365.
Reda Chouffani, SearchHealthIT, Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Healthcare cloud services get a fair share of objections: Some consider it too insecure while others don't see tangible return on investment in migrating systems to the cloud. But we continue to see strong adoptions of cloud services and applications in the healthcare space. Healthcare companies deal with a great deal of regulatory compliance, but some are recognizing the potential the cloud has to offer.
Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld, Monday, August 26, 2013
Organizations handling healthcare data have a month to comply with new security and privacy requirements under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
Steve Pate, Ahead in the Clouds, Computerworld, Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The original HIPAA HITECH guidelines apply to healthcare organizations, insurance companies and other primary handlers of protected health information (PHI). One of the most notable additions in the HIPAA Omnibus rule is that business associates of these primary handlers must now also be HIPAA compliant. All existing and new organizations must achieve compliance by September 23rd, 2013.
Patrick Ouellette, HealthITSecurity, Friday, August 16, 2013
Though Google has professed a disinterest in contractually engaging healthcare organizations, the cloud email service giant continues to be a polarizing figure in the data privacy conversation. A recent Google court filing stated that those sending email to Google’s Gmail users have no “reasonable expectation” that their data will be private.
Dan Bowman, FierceHealthIT, Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Security testing for the data hub that will connect state health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act with federal agencies is behind schedule, according to a new report published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Erin McCann. Healthcare IT News, Monday, July 29, 2013
The Oregon Health & Science University has notified 3,044 patients that their protected health information has been compromised after several residents and physicians-in-training inappropriately used Google cloud services to maintain a spreadsheet of patient data.
Brien Posey, Enterprise Efficiency, Tuesday, June 25, 2013
One of the biggest changes resulting from the January HIPAA Omnibus rule is the relationship between healthcare providers (covered entities) and the IT vendors that they use. This is especially true of cloud storage providers, but the rule can impact just about any cloud provider that handles electronic protected health information on behalf of a covered entity. Under the law, these types of cloud service providers are legally defined as a business associate, which means that they share in the responsibility for protecting the privacy and security of protected health information.
Ashley Gold, FierceHealthIT, Friday, June 07, 2013
Privacy experts spoke about their data breach experiences Thursday at the Healthcare Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., agreeing that what they've experienced likely is just the beginning for what's possible in security fissures at healthcare organizations.