Proposed Bill Brings National Data Breach Notification Standard for Non-HITECH Entities

A proposed bill in the US House of Representatives seeks to bring unity and clarification to the various state-level breach notification laws following the Equifax data breach, according to an article in HealthITSecurity.

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Convention Q&A: What to Expect on the Path to Information Governance

Within the last two years, independent non-profit health system Banner Health, participated in AHIMA’s information governance pilot program. A presentation at AHIMA’s Convention will trace Banner Health’s path to IG.

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First Responders’ Mobile Tech to Get Cybersecurity Upgrade

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is working to significantly enhance cybersecurity for the mobile device-based sensor networks used by first responders.

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More False Claims Act Lawsuits Ahead for EHR Vendors, Whistleblower Attorney Says

More lawsuits against electronic health record (EHR) vendors that skirt “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program requirements are likely on the horizon, according to a whistleblower attorney from Washington, DC.

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Prepare for Ransomware 2.0, Experts Warn Healthcare Industry

In the wake of recent attacks, experts are warning that so far the healthcare industry has only dealt with “Ransomware 1.0”—and needs to be prepared for when “Ransomware 2.0” hits

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