Planning for a Breach in EHRs – How to protect your data

Electronic health records have many advantages, but one of these advantages also poses a potential security threat to the facility and a patient’s privacy. The primary concern over increased file sharing is the creation of more access points for the highly sensitive data that healthcare entities manage. Digital data can have multiple access points, but… Read more »

How Open Source Software is Being Used for Health Information Exchange

Back in 2010, a task force convened by the HIMSS Health Information Exchange (HIE) Open Source Task Force focused on assessing how open source software was being used by HIE organizations. According to their definition, HIE refers to any ongoing exchange of electronic clinical information between organizations such as hospitals, physician offices, clinics, clinical research… Read more »