Survey: Majority of Healthcare Workers Have Shared PHI Via Unsecured Methods

Eighty-seven percent of healthcare workers surveyed admitted to using non-secure email services to send sensitive information, according to the results of a new survey.

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US House Bill Would Ease Sharing of Substance Use Disorder Patient Information

The US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a consideration and mark-up session on a bill this week that would allow providers and payers to more freely share the information of patients with substance use disorders.

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VA Makes Radiology Images and Reports Available to Veterans

Military veterans with certain My HealtheVet accounts now have access to an EHR function that has eluded users of traditional civilian EHRs: the ability to view, download, and print radiology studies.

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Two Google-related Patient Privacy Cases Impact Data Sharing Efforts

Google has found itself involved in two separate patient privacy incidents in recent weeks—one in England and one involving an Indian pathology lab.

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Survey: Patients Say Data Exchange Vital for Healthcare

A staggering 97 percent of respondents to a recent survey indicated that it is important for any health institution to have access to their full medical history in order for them to provide high quality care.

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