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Security and HIPAA: Protecting Your Operations

Author: Ruano, Michael

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: August 02, 2003

Part six in a 10-part series.
This article is the sixth of a 10-part series that introduces the domains of information security and relates them to federal HIPAA regulations. The information security domain of operations security includes the topics of controls, protections, monitoring,....

Making Your Data Warehouse HIPAA Compliant

Author: Reinke, Brian

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: July 02, 2002

Now a proven technology, data warehousing is entering into widespread use. Detailed patient records of many organizations are now being electronically archived using data warehousing. The goal of using this computer technology is to retain information for years so it can be used for various m....

Power of PKI in Healthcare

Author: Lovorn, Jan

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: April 02, 2002

Increasingly, segregated healthcare players have adopted labor-saving technology to become or stay competitive in the healthcare marketplace. However, the real efficiencies will be found in a universal effort to integrate these independent delivery systems across an organization or communities....

Value of Digital Signatures

Author: Barnett, David H.

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: March 02, 2002

This is the first article in a two-part series. Look for part two in the April issue of In Confidence.
As we move into the area of electronic health records, one problem is replacing written signatures with their electronic equivalent. Typing my name at the bottom of this document could....

Securing Your IT Environment from the Inside Out

Author: Bakman, Alex

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: September 02, 2001

IT security has been gaining in importance throughout the history of digital data, and industries are gradually regulating themselves or facing governmental compliance standards. The healthcare industry possesses some of the most critical data and network technology in that lives and patient....

Is PKI the Solution to HIPAA Security?

Author: Dougherty, Michelle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2001

Public key infrastructure (PKI) has been called the only technology currently available that will comply with the HIPAA proposed security rules. If you have heard of PKI but have yet to understand it, keep reading. This article will give you a nuts-and-bolts look at the technology a....

Security @ the Edge

Author: Boroditsky, Marc

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: November 02, 2000

With the pending impact of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements and the high hopes for fully automated e-medical informatics, healthcare information professionals must gain an appreciation for the edge of their networks. More than ever before, the edge....

E-Health and PKI Interoperability (Part 2)

Author: Barnett, David H.

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: November 02, 2000

Part Two of a Two-Part Article
In the previous issue, we discussed the need for common Certificate Policies in healthcare, such as the ASTM E31 Model Policy. Agreement on practices and policies, as specified in the Certificate Policy and Certification Practice Statements, can expedite in....

Smart Cards May Make Security a Non-Issue

Author: Deike, Karen

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: November 02, 2000

Smart cards have long held enormous potential for governments in managing healthcare information and delivering benefits to clients with more efficiency, less fraud, and greater customer satisfaction. But critical to gaining acceptance of the cards is the ability to assure clients that the in....

E-Health and PKI Interoperability (Part 1)

Author: Barnett, David H.

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: September 02, 2000

Part One of a Two-Part Article
Providing patient access to medical information and services over the Internet-often referred to as e-health-is an area of rapidly growing interest for many healthcare organizations today. One of the challenges for e-health is providing adequate and effecti....

Smart Cards for Healthcare: a Follow-up Visit

Author: Ross, Bruce

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: March 02, 2000

Smart cards are a peculiar subject when it comes to healthcare in the United States. They are viewed as everything from an up-andcoming product to an inscrutable and hard to integrate backwater technology. Today, all that is rapidly changing. As shown by its adoption by Microsoft, Sun Micro,....

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