Imprivata Blog

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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