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Articles for the keywords: HITECH
13 May 2014 BYOD May Be SOP, but It's Still a Headache for IT [36438]
Network World, May 13th, 2014

"Just because BYOD has become standard operating procedure in most workplaces doesn't mean the practice has stopped causing challenges for IT.

Take San Francisco-based law firm Hanson Bridgett LLP, for example, whose attorneys perform legal work in the healthcare industry and must adhere to the federal HIPAA and the HiTech Act standards, among others. According to the firm's IT director Chris Fryer, that means the Apple and Android smartphones and tablets that its attorneys use need to be managed so that the corporate data on them is encrypted and can be wiped if needed..."
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22 Apr 2013 Keep CIOs out of the Trenches [30483]
Internet Evolution, April 4th, 2013

"True story: Despite the HITECH Act of 2009, the CEO of a major urban hospital continued his institution's policy of not hiring a CIO or CISO. Like many others, he took a wait-and-see attitude, even though HITECH strengthened the enforcement of healthcare security and privacy laws, and provided financial incentives for healthcare organizations to adopt electronic health records and information security.

In 2010, while other organizations were getting a portion of billions of dollars in federal incentive money to implement health information technology (HIT), this CEO did nothing -- until someone mentioned the fact that penalties loomed for non-compliance..."
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22 Apr 2013 Embarking on a Social Media Journey: Five Key Focus Areas for Companies in [30515]
IT Business Edge, April 1st, 2013

"The nature of financial, health care, insurance and defense industries implies the non-negotiable need for high levels of regulation. In these stringent environments with strict controls on policies and procedures, leveraging social media platforms to increase collaboration among employees is challenging. To succeed, there is a need to establish well-defined processes, policies and codes of conduct to help employees use these social networking tools. The other dimension that adds to complexity is hosting environments - on-premise or hosted. It is equally important to ensure that all of the policies and procedures adhere to industry-specific acts like FINRA, HIPAA, HITECH, AIA (export control, IPR and copyright etc., policies), etc..."
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12 Dec 2012 Analysis of U.S. Breach Data Finds Reasons For Concern [28961]
HelpNet Security December 6, 2012

"According to the Health Information Trust Alliance’s (HITRUST) analysis of U.S. healthcare data breaches from 2009 to the present, the healthcare industry has made little progress in reducing the number of breaches with troubling statistics seen from the same types of organizations, breaches and locations.

The retrospective analysis of breaches affecting 500 or more individuals indicates a slight decline in the total number of breaches during the past three years, but overall the industry’s susceptibility to certain types of breaches has been largely unchanged since breach data became available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the new HIPAA and HITECH Act regulations went into effect..."
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18 Jun 2012 Security Tips To Combat Mobile Device Threats to Healthcare [26696]
HelpNet Security June 14, 2012

"Mobile devices are increasingly exposing protected health information (PHI) in the healthcare space, with threat risks growing, according to the Department of Homeland Security...

Mobile devices pose significant risks for privacy incidents for healthcare organizations, providers and entities responsible for safeguarding protected health information (PHI) under Federal HITECH and HIPAA regulations..."
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