Category Archives: General

July 3, 2015


When Encryption Isn’t Enough

There are rare occasions in the health care industry when the encryption of protected patient health information isn’t enough to maintain its security. While these instances are thankfully few and far between, there are times…

March 12, 2015


Cameras In Nursing Homes Raise Concerns

Legislators in Illinois and Missouri are considering legislation that would make it possible for the state and organizations to install security cameras in nursing homes. This legislation is being considered after the exposure of many…

November 3, 2014


CCHIT Announces Closure

This past week the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) announced that it will be ending its service to the health IT community. The CCHIT organization spearheaded the creation of testing and certifications for…

September 25, 2013


Accounting of Disclosures Hearing

The HIT Policy Committee’s Privacy and Security Tiger Team will be holding a virtual, public hearing to explore practical ways to provide patients with greater transparency about the uses and disclosures of their digital, identifiable…