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Indictment In UPMC Stolen Identity Scheme A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh returned a 21-count indictment against a foreign suspect charged with filing 900 fraudulent tax returns using the information of UPMC employees, The employee’s data was compromised in a 2014 breach that impacted 62,000 employees. State Of Software Security – Volume 6: Focus on […]

Top News A federal grand jury indicts a foreign suspect for using employee information obtained in the 2014 hacking of UPMC’s computer systems to file 900 fraudulent federal tax returns that netted a group of conspirators $1.5 million. Reader Comments From FM: “Re: Brian Weiss’s article. Great article, Brian. The ‘HIE of one’ is the […]

Today I had the chance to talk with Dr. Adam Sharp, CMO of par8o. While I’d followed at a very high level Dr. Sharp and Dr. Daniel Palestrant’s move from Founding Sermo to the launch of par8o, this was the first time I’d had a chance to really learn what they were doing in their […]

In case you’re living under a hole (in the healthcare world we call that in the middle of an EHR implementation), the Supreme Court ruled on King v Burwell today. You can read the 47 page document here if you’re interested in the details of the decision. If you’ve ever read a Scalia decision or […]

Baby ‘HIPAAs’ vexing healthcare orgs http://www.himssfuturecare.com/news/baby-hipaas-vexing-healthcare-organizations Compliance & Legal Baby ‘HIPAAs’ vexing healthcare organizations Fifty states plus the feds makes 51 sets of privacy rules many healthcare organizations have to take into account as they manage their digital information. Healthcare IT News blog/baby-hipaas-vexing-healthcare-organizations Read more from originating source…

The famous world traveler, Dr. Nick (he’s also CMIO for Nuance Healthcare), is attending #AMDIS15 and was kind enough to share out this awesome image: I’m sorry that I don’t know who deserves credit for the slide, but if Dr. Nick lets me know I’ll happily update the post. This slide was shared by Coray […]

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, launched a Health Care Fraud Strike Force integrating the Firm’s strong health care, white collar and litigation practices. Read more from originating source…

How can healthcare organizations reassure patients that their personal data is secure, while also satisfying their demands for quick and easy access to their own data? In a recent interview, Chris White, head of commercial data protection services at Booz Allen, offered tips to healthcare providers trying to balance health data security with HIPAA requirements. […]

A new primer on cybersecurity outlines the challenges that healthcare organizations face and steps they can take to defend themselves against cyberattacks. read more Read more from originating source…

In response to my post about incorporating behavioral and social data into EHR, I got the following email from one of our readers: My worry on the collection of such behavioral and social data is that it will get used to further prescribe people with the psychiatric drugs that have such horrendous side effects to […]

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