HIPAA is intended to provide guidelines that help medical providers and data handlers protect patient information. The legislation, along with an increased focus on computing security, has increased safety no small amount, but serious threats continue to exist. So do glaring oversights that allow hackers access to data deserving of the most painstaking protection, unfortunately.…

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By Richard Stokes IT security is an ongoing responsibility for firms that deal with any kind of sensitive information. HIPAA law requires medical organizations and their business associates that access or process patient data to meet stringent data safety and security guidelines. These rules offer specific suggestions for added security, divided into three broad categories:…

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By Richard Stokes As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to start looking ahead to the New Year. What will 2016 bring to the area of medical IT? A whole lot of surprises, no doubt, but looking into my crystal ball (and based on the emerging trends I’m seeing unfold) I’m willing to make…

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