Patient Privacy

Interoperability and EHR Optimization

Report Writing

Tim Burris, HCISPP, Product Manager, Patient Privacy Solutions

Tim Burris, HCISPP, is the Iatric Systems Product Manager for Patient Privacy Solutions, which include Security Audit Manager™, Auditor's Desktop™, and Partner Risk Manager™. He is a certified Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner from ISC2 and has managed solution implementations at some of the largest healthcare networks in the United States. Tim gained much of his background in Privacy and Information Security from the United States Air Force and while working for Houston Healthcare in Georgia.

5 Essentials for Patient Privacy Program Success

Today’s hospital leaders face unprecedented challenges when it comes to safeguarding patient privacymounting regulations, increased organizational complexity, along with dispersed privacy and security processes—all amid millions of patient data accesses every single day.

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How to Meet Stricter Patient Privacy Policies with Fewer Resources

Healthcare organizations are finding themselves having to do more with fewer resources, and this resource limitation is most visible in data security and patient privacy. Additionally, the industry as a whole sees more and more data breaches in healthcare facilities of all shapes and sizes. This is putting even further stress on hospitals to protect data from the inside out, as the penalties related to breaches, financial and otherwise, can be severe. 

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Security Audit Manager iQ™ Series: Patient Privacy Made Smarter

It has been more than a decade since the HIPAA Security Rule established technical safeguards which require organizations to audit access to electronic protected health information. Since then, auditing programs have continued to grow in size and scope.

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Risk Based Patient Privacy Monitoring

Healthcare Privacy and Information Security programs have evolved substantially in recent years. This is due not only to the requirements of Meaningful Use, HIPAA, and HITECH, but due to the growing threats to our sensitive information. Recent Cyber security analysis estimates that nearly half of all cyber attacks identified in 2015 were directed at healthcare. Many of these incidents involved insider threats or the mishandling of information by staff. It can be a daunting task to keep our Privacy and Security practices ahead of the threats that target them. This is why a risk-based approach to auditing is not only helpful, it is necessary.       

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