Category: HIPAA & HITECH System

HHS Revises Penalty Table For HIPAA Violations

The health sector is one of the most important sectors in every society that takes care of public health. However, the interest of personal information, as well as financial dealings in this sector, needs to be secured. The government authorities do the same in the US. The organization, HIPAA, also known as Health Insurance Portability […]

EHRs Found Severely Underperforming or Worse

The state of the latest electronic health records in the United States is not impressive. In fact, a three-month joint investigation conducted by the Fortune magazine and Kaiser Health News showed a disturbing result. The reporters had a word with over 100 sources during which it was revealed that EHRs are not only falling short […]

HIPAA, HITECH, and Omnibus

Introduction With the perverse adoption of innovative technologies such as cloud computing in the healthcare industry, there was a need for some strict guidelines to monitor and govern organizations that have access to Protected Health Information (ePHI). The HIPAA, HITECH and the Omnibus rules are three words that form the baseline for bringing sanity in […]