Privacy and Security Diligence in 2017

The transition to a DJT administration should not have a significant immediate impact on HIPAA enforcement – but CISO’s and CIO’s are concerned because of the uncertainty. Currently, the OCR’s Federal Privacy Rule gives you rights over your health information and sets rules and limits on who can look at…

Why We Must #Unthink Healthcare – Page 2

    As I was preparing for an IntrepidNow podcast with Joe Lavelle, my wife Debbie and I were discussing the #Unthink movement. Her perspective reflects those of a software developer, as well as a patient. They reflect the meaning portrayed so eloquently on my #walkinggallery jacket by Regina Holliday. They are the substance…

We Must #Unthink Healthcare – A #pinksocks Story

I’ve worked in healthcare IT and related fields since the early 1990s.  In 2000 I joined a then-startup EMR company. You may have heard of it – Greenway Health.  As an attorney, digitizing health records seemed like a great idea, so I signed on as VP, Secretary, General Counsel &…

HIPAA Security and Patient Data

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  High-profile data breaches continue to push healthcare toward an increased focus on security. Experts predict that within five years there will be nearly 50 billion smart connected devices in the world. All will have the ability to collect, analyze and share data. In a study published in the Journal…