Imprivata Blog

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 9:28am

    I read an interesting story over at HealthcareInfoSecurity.com highlighting the “Official Breach Tally Approaches 100”. The article includes a link to the official federal list of healthcare information breaches that was launched a few short months ago. While the article highlighted the major...

  • Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 9:29am

    A nonprofit organization recently reported, over the last five years more than 45 million U.S. electronic health records (EHRs) were either lost or stolen by insiders and/or outsiders. How do we reconcile the absolute need of timely information access critical to patient welfare, while...

  • 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...

  • Monday, May 24, 2010 - 9:32am

    The Digital Healthcare Conference 2010 occurred last week in Madison, WI, under the theme of “Healthcare IT in transition.” Imprivata Chief Medical Officer Dr. Barry P. Chaiken served as the conference chair for this event, which boasted an impressive agenda that kicked off with KLAS Founder and...

  • Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 9:33am

    A couple of weeks ago I moderated a Healthcare IT News webinar session that examined how hospitals today make patient data easily and securely accessible throughout the clinical workflow. I was joined by Dr. Zafar Chaudry, CIO of Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust & Alder Hey Children’s...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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