Tag: HIPAA compliance

Federal court upholds FTC’s authority to penalize lax cyber security measures protecting personal information and credit card numbers

The Federal Trade Commission has taken new assertive action to protect consumer data privacy interests, this time relating to breaches of payment card information, and other consumer personal information by Wyndham Worldwide, a company which owns and manages hotels. Just … Continue reading

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BYOD continues to grow, continues to be a security concern

More and more healthcare organizations are allowing employees to connect their own mobile devices to their network, but more than half are not confident those devices are secure. According to the Ponemon Institute’s fourth annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy … Continue reading

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Cloud security concerns persist in healthcare field, here’s why data is more secure with cloud hosting provider

When the Ponemon Institute’s fourth annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security was released earlier this month, it stated that use of cloud services is the second-highest security risk concern for healthcare organizations. Employee negligence was the runaway … Continue reading

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Ponemon Institute: Cyber attacks up dramatically, overall breaches down slightly at healthcare organizations

Criminal attacks on healthcare systems have risen 100 percent over the past four years, according to the Ponemon Institute’s fourth annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security. When the Traverse City, Mich.-based institute first conducted the study in … Continue reading

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Sage advice: Healthcare space ‘a great opportunity and a significant burden’

Scared of HIPAA? Don’t be. It represents huge opportunities for the IT world. That was the message from April Sage, Director of Healthcare IT for Online Tech, when she joined Karl Palachuk on his ‘Odd Tuesdays‘ podcast yesterday. (Find the … Continue reading

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Online Tech’s April Sage to talk HIPAA compliance on ‘Odd Tuesdays’ podcast

April Sage, Director of Healthcare IT for Online Tech, will join the ‘Odd Tuesdays‘ podcast on Tuesday, March 4, to give advice on HIPAA compliance. Odd Tuesdays is a podcast for IT consultants that discusses what’s new in tech management … Continue reading

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Online Tech at HIMSS14: Cloud protects PHI with encryption from front end to backup

If you’re a member of a healthcare company at HIMSS14 this week, chances are you’re looking for innovations to improve patient outcomes at lower costs. As outlined in a recent press release, Online Tech will exhibit its innovative approach to … Continue reading

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Client profile: instaRounds revolutionizes the most challenging piece of healthcare

Online Tech is profiling several clients that will join us at the HIMSS14 annual conference and exhibition on Feb. 23-27 in Orlando. Read more here. Stop by booth #3904 to learn more. Looking for solutions to the inefficiencies of modern-day … Continue reading

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Client profile: Rimage Solutions streamlines integration and data protection for ACOs

Online Tech is profiling several clients that will join us at the HIMSS14 annual conference and exhibition on Feb. 23-27 in Orlando. Read more here. Stop by booth #3904 to learn more. In the Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) model, health … Continue reading

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Healthcare IT arena buzzing with enforcement, breaches, ICD-10 conversion, BYOD and more

BY TATIANA MELNIK Health IT Attorney As the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, it was already clear that 2014 was shaping up to be an exciting year for all things healthcare IT. With enforcement actions squarely on the … Continue reading

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