Dell Delivers Five Best Practices for Maximizing Mobility while Maintaining Compliance with Data Security and Privacy Regulations
Dell recommends that companies carefully align their bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program with data security and privacy regulations to avoid any pitfalls concerning compliance. While BYOD initiatives can be great for employees, they often pose a potential nightmare for employers as failure to comply with regulations can result in companies suffering financial penalties, litigation and damage to their reputation.
For example, to meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards, healthcare providers, insurers, employers, schools and other organizations must secure access to all patient healthcare and payment information. Likewise, compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), merchants must protect cardholder information for credit, debit and other types of payment cards. Even in sectors with fewer regulations, organizations are under increasing pressure to protect private information.
For that reason, Dell advocates the following five best practices for protecting regulated data and employee privacy:
Best Practice No. 1: Identify, Confirm and Protect Regulated Data
Start by identifying all regulated data and then determining which data will be generated on, accessed from, stored on, or transmitted by BYO devices. Once regulated data has been identified, organizations can decide [Read More...]
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) to raise awareness of need for information governance (IG) in the healthcare community.
AHIMA is the first healthcare organization to partner with the IGI – a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank dedicated to advancing the adoption of IG practices and technologies – and will work with IGI leaders to advocate for IG as a vital component to quality healthcare.
In addition to collaborating on events promoting IG principles, IGI founder and chair Bennett B. Borden will join an AHIMA advisory group on IG issues. The advisory group will provide guidance on IG principles and encourage their acceptance across the healthcare community.
“As health information professionals, AHIMA and its members are keenly aware of the need for healthcare [Read More...]
July 16, 2014 Leave a Comment
NueMD has announced the release of NueMD 4.0, a major update to its flagship product for small practices and billing companies. The update, which boasts a completely revamped look and feel, focuses on simplifying complicated business processes to help providers streamline workflows and increase reimbursements. "We're focused on improving the efficiency of reimbursement, and it's from that … [Read More...]
July 14, 2014 Leave a Comment
Enlocked™, Inc. has announced its next generation secure email encryption solution that brings military-grade email security to small businesses and independent professionals, without any of the complexities of traditional encryption technologies. Users have become increasingly aware of the threat to their privacy, a result of mounting disclosures of data breaches and government monitoring. … [Read More...]
July 11, 2014 Leave a Comment
Navigating Cancer, the leading provider of oncology-specific patient portals, today announced that its Patient Engagement Portal version 5.1 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification. This certification confirms that Navigating Cancer's solution is capable of supporting Eligible Providers with meeting Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for incentives … [Read More...]
July 10, 2014 Leave a Comment
As more physicians and medical practices work toward meaningful use of an EHR, getting the technology seamlessly integrated into daily work flow continues to be a main concern. For the second straight year, EHR adoption and implementation issues were ranked as the most pressing information technology problem by respondents of the Physicians Practice 2014 Technology Survey, sponsored by Kareo. … [Read More...]
July 10, 2014 Leave a Comment
On this site we typically focus on the technology that helps streamline patient record keeping and health information and discovery. Today, though, we thought it would be a good idea to take a break and focus on the technology that is revolutionizing medicine itself. It seems like every day there is a new breakthrough happening in medical and health technology. Here are just a few of … [Read More...]
July 7, 2014 Leave a Comment
Psyche Systems Corporation's, LabWeb Version 8 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible laboratories and hospitals with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. LabWeb Version 8 was certified on May 20, 2014 by … [Read More...]
July 1, 2014 Leave a Comment
drchrono has announced it has officially been certified for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2. The company enhanced the EHR platform with new features as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services EHR Incentive Program, i.e. Meaningful Use. InfoGard Laboratories completed the platform certification review. Some of the new features within the platform which meets the Stage 2 requirements … [Read More...]
June 30, 2014 Leave a Comment
The Amazing Charts 7.0 EHR achieved an overall score of 82 on the System Usability Scale Questionnaire, which was verified by Drummond Group. The score not only places Amazing Charts in the top ten percent of all scores, it also outpaces major competitors such as Allscripts (65), Greenway PRIME suite (81.5), and Practice Fusion (69). Test reports for Amazing Charts and other EHRs can be … [Read More...]
June 30, 2014 Leave a Comment
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) Sunrise hospital clients continue to expand their Allscripts Sunrise EHR footprint, building on the power of the Allscripts platform and demonstrating how enhanced, integrated Allscripts Sunrise solutions are helping clients steward the value-based care transformation. Allscripts clients are expanding or upgrading with Allscripts Sunrise solutions such as Allscripts … [Read More...]
Benefits and Concerns Related to U.S. Healthcare Information Technology Investment Are Explored in New Issue Brief from Health Fidelity
June 23, 2014 Leave a Comment
A new issue brief titled, "Will Health IT Investment Deliver its Promised Benefits?" is now available from Health Fidelity, a healthcare big data analytics company. The brief examines how the U.S. healthcare information technology investment is fairing in areas such as technology adoption and improvements in the healthcare system. Industry experts and policymakers have long agreed that meeting … [Read More...]