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Content tagged with Security & Privacy posted in April 2011
Electronic Patient Consent System Planned
News  |  4/28/2011
Given the public's concerns about online privacy and ID theft, ONC is launching a pilot project that will build trust in data exchange.
Does Vermont Prescriber ID Law Violate Free Speech?
Commentary  |  4/28/2011
The Supreme Court might not even be hearing the case if the state's ban on using a doctor's prescription records for marketing purposes were written as "opt-out" rather than "opt-in."
Vidyo, Massachusetts Hospital Partner On Telemedicine
News  |  4/27/2011
The Internet-based system gave Mass General's stroke center the secure, low-latency, high-definition, and interoperable videoconferencing platform it needed.
Global CIO: Data Mining Faces The Supreme Court Test
Commentary  |  4/26/2011
A high court hearing raises a question critical to the number-crunching business world: How much should individuals be able to control the data companies have about them?
Supreme Court To Hear Doctor Pharmacy Data Case
News  |  4/25/2011
Data collection firms are challenging a Vermont law limiting use of doctors' prescription records for targeted marketing programs by drug companies.
Guarded Optimism For Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  4/11/2011
An informed newcomer looks critically at EHRs, clinical decision support software, and proprietary databases and wonders: is health IT all it's cracked up to be?
Consumers Slow To Adopt Electronic Personal Health Records
News  |  4/8/2011
Some patients are still concerned about online security, while healthy consumers seem indifferent to the benefits of PHRs, according to a study by IDC Health Insights.
Five Leading Healthcare Organizations To Exchange Patient Data
News  |  4/6/2011
Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Health, and Group Health Collaborative form new consortium to share patient e-health records on-demand and serve as a national model for data interoperability.
Health IT Advisers Blast Data Exchange Policies
News  |  4/1/2011
A federal workgroup said that data element access services provisions are "fundamentally flawed," pose privacy challenges.


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