Privacy and Security

Latest technology raises new security risks August 14, 2013 | Rick Kam, CIPP - President and Co-founder, ID Experts
The latest technology raises new security risks
Google’s new wearable computer, Google Glass, is among a current crop of technologies that sound like science fiction; however, they present real privacy risks.
Physicians must heighten mobile security August 08, 2013 | Anthony Brown, CCP - Director of Information Technology, Medical Management Professionals, Inc.
Physician groups must heighten mobile security
A consistent concern of all healthcare stakeholders is protection of information and privacy. Physicians and practice leaders need to determine what will be the right solution given the size and scope of their practice -- which will not be the same for every group.
Doctors' top practice management and mobility myths August 07, 2013 | Zachary Landman, MD - Chief Medical Officer, Doctorbase
Zachary Landman, MD
Contrary to what you may have heard, patient e-mails actually save time, generate practice revenue and reduce your back-office workload.
Surgeon loses Medicaid funding July 22, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
An order, issued by the HHS Departmental Appeals Board, concluded that the surgeon violated Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It follows an OCR investigation of a complaint filed by a patient who alleged that the surgeon refused to perform back surgery after learning that the patient was HIV-positive.
5 reasons why physicians should be using social media July 10, 2013 | David Lee Scher, MD
David Lee Scher
Social media is neither stressful nor imperative. It creates virtual friendships, respect and collaboration.
Error compromises patient files July 02, 2013 | Erin McCann - Contributing Writer
Programming error compromises thousands of patient files
In one of the largest HIPAA breaches reported this year, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is notifying 187,533 clients that their protected health information, financial and employment data and, in some cases, Social Security numbers were exposed following a computer glitch.
FDA advises cyber security for devices June 17, 2013 | Diana Manos
FDA advises cyber security for devices
In a June 13 safety communication, the Food and Drug Administration warned medical device manufacturers, hospitals, medical device user facilities, healthcare IT and procurement staff, and biomedical engineers to put safeguards in place to reduce the risk of cyber attack.
PPI reveals independence trends June 06, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
The first wave of the 2013 "Practice Profitability Index: Tracing the Operational & Financial Health of U.S. Physician Practices" has hit the shore, bringing with it insight into current administrative burdens, downward-trending profitability and a reinvigorated physician interest in operational alteration.