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What happens when advances in technology raise the ethical bar?

The HIPAA Privacy Statute, and related interpretive regulations — together known as the “Privacy Rule” — creates a federal set of rights for patients to access their protected health information. The rule translates to a simple premise: That the only person who can access your medical information is you.

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84K patient records breached as patients remain hesitant to disclose sensitive medical information

Insider threats continued to plague the healthcare industry in November. The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) re-emphasized the need for healthcare organizations to implement effective identity and access management (IAM) policies in order to ensure that former employees have their physical and electronic access to PHI terminated. Effective...

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What purple, Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, means to us at Protenus

Last week, Pantone announced that a vivid shade of purple will be its color of the year for 2018. Experts at the Pantone Color Institute picked the hue because it “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

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Three key lessons for health IT leaders

This post is written by Matt Olsen, the Chief Privacy Officer of Sidley Austin LLP and the Former Privacy and Data Sharing Officer of HHS.

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Six reasons you should turn in your badge and join a startup

The defense industry, where I worked for 13 years, has offered me a highlight reel of experiences. During field tests, I rode a Navy SEAL RHIB boat around a nuclear submarine in the Bahamas, was airlifted off a Navy Destroyer in a Seahawk helicopter in Hawaii, streamed live UAV video from the desert onto an app that I built, and dodged...