April 2, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

The 2018 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society Health IT Conference (HIMSS18) hosted more than 43,000 attendees. Swarms of healthcare industry professionals filled educational sessions and convention hall aisles on March 5–9 in Las Vegas.

April 2, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

There were two buzz phrases in the air at the 2018 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society Health IT Conference (HIMSS18): artificial intelligence and machine learning. While these initiatives have great potential in terms of analytics, the data can be difficult to interpret.

April 9, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

When it comes to patients’ PHI, every little detail matters. Whether it’s the alignment of a preprinted mailer or installing antivirus software on your system, these details can make the difference in your health system’s security. Below are four recent security incidents that run the gamut in terms of technology involved, but all of which made the OCR breach report.

April 16, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

This month's HIPAA Q&A answers readers' questions about recycling electronic devices and scheduling appointments for family members. 

April 23, 2018
Briefings on HIPAA

The 2009 HITECH Act created the breach reporting rule. The following will summarize the rule, paying specific attention to the modifications that were detailed in the Omnibus Rule of January 23, 2013.