Imprivata Blog

  • Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 9:30am

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published its Introductory Resource Guide for Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule back in late 2008, but spurred by a jolt of healthcare IT investment driven by HITECH mandates has...

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 9:34am

    I’m excited to join Imprivata at a time where healthcare IT, patient data security and clinician workflow efficiencies are front and center in boardrooms and nurses' stations across the country’s healthcare institutions. With more than 500 hospitals on the customer roster, one million healthcare...

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 9:36am

    The HITECH Act, HIPAA, as well as mandates from State regulations (e.g. Massachusetts 201 CMR 17.00), are raising the minimal requirements that organizations such as healthcare-covered entities and business associates must implement to prevent unauthorized access. Further, the Connecticut...

  • Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 9:37am

    Coming out of HIMSS 2010, it was clear that patient data security was a chief concern, but so was the need for improved clinician workflows. For all the requirements driven by new laws and the stimulus bill, what was overlooked was the impact of security in the real-world hospital environment...

  • Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 9:39am

    While many of us were down at HIMSS 2010, on March 1, 2010, Mass 201 CMR 17.00 officially went into effect:

    17.05: Compliance Deadline

    (1)Every person who owns or licenses personal information about a resident of the Commonwealth shall be in full compliance with 201 CMR 17.00 on or...

  • Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 9:40am

    This year’s HIMSS was quite an active conference, with healthcare IT a national focal point with new legislation and stimulus funding being funneled into reform and modernization initiatives.

    To kickoff the conference, Imprivata chief medical officer, Dr. Barry Chaiken, who is the current...

  • Monday, February 22, 2010 - 9:41am

    There’s a lot of discussion around meaningful use, its definition and how organizations can obtain the government incentives that recent legislation promises. However, in the dash for these types of healthcare IT investment reimbursements, one must not overlook the role of security risk in...

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 9:43am

    On Thursday, Feb. 11 @ 1pm ET, please join me and cyber security and compliance expert Ali Pabrai of ecfirst for a can’t-miss Webinar outlining the critical steps for preparing for HITECH & HIPAA compliance audits. It’s a must-attend session with enforceable HITECH requirements taking effect...

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 9:45am

    Greetings from the Eighteenth National HIPAA Summit in Washington, DC! It’s turned out to be an interesting event pulling in an array of people as it is co-located with the National Health IT Summit for Government Leaders, the National Health Information Exchange (HIE) Summit and the...

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 9:47am

    On Feb. 17, 2009, the HITECH Act was enacted, giving birth to new tiered civil monetary penalties for data breach violations, new powers to state attorney generals (AGs) for class-action pursuit and new guidelines for technology and methodologies that render data “unusable, unreadable or...

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