Monthly Archives: December 2004

Group Polishes Guidelines on HIPAA Security Rules – Computerworld

More HIPAA guidelines in the works due soon from nonprofit group. Data Protection HIPAA’s security rules, which were published in The Federal Register in April 2003, specify administrative, technical and physical measures that companies have to implement to protect confidential patient data. Jopp said the working group’s compliance guidelines are based on a variety of…

John Udell’s hospital experience and observations about HIPAA violations

John Udell at Infoworld gives his take on the current state of data entry at hospitals, and the HIPAA violations that he observed and offers possible solutions to the repetitous answering of the same questions over and over. Tales from the data entry trenches When it comes to compiling and managing complex data, many applications…

Doctor’s office installing WiFi hotspot in waiting room – possible security risk?

The Star-Telegram in Texas reports on a doctor’s office where they’re installing a wireless hotspot in the waiting room. While we agree that this is probably a great thing for patients (we love our hotspots, we do), it might not be such a hot idea to be making IT infrastructure available to the public (even…