In a recent focus group of hospital executives, three issues emerged as high priorities for 2018 for hospitals and health systems: achieving interoperability, ensuring the best and most cost-effective health outcomes for patients, and securing data.
American cybersecurity experts have released a newly recommended set of guidelines to help healthcare providers, mobile health developers, and health IT vendors better store and protect EHRs and mobile devices.
With highly sensitive patient data to protect, and more vectors through which to access that data than ever before, the shortage of cybersecurity professionals should be of utmost concern to healthcare organizations.
The House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that would enable the appropriate sharing of substance use disorder records by aligning 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA for purposes of treatment, payment, and operations.
Despite mistrust in pharmaceutical companies and recent high-profile data breaches at hospitals and insurance companies, people who have participated in clinical trials overwhelmingly support the sharing of their data, a new study finds.