The HITECH Act’s Health IT Infrastructure Standards and Requirements

The HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act was passed in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Auto of 2009 (ARRA). This piece of legislation was created to accelerate the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), and its supporting technology, in U.S. healthcare organizations. The 7 major goals of the HITECH […]

e-PHI Data Security: What is e-PHI Data Theft?

PHI stands for protected health information and includes just what it sounds like: identifiable information in a person’s health data records, such as health details, date of birth, Social Security number, fingerprints, photos/images, and even financial information. e-PHI is the same thing, it’s just used, held, and transmitted via electronic form (there are actually 18 […]

HIPAA Security Rule Part 1: An Intro to Data Security for Electronic Protected Health Information

Information and data security are hugely important topics, and no group knows that more than those who work in the healthcare field. Whether it’s who physicians and healthcare providers can talk to about a specific patient’s care, how to protect your healthcare facility from healthcare data hackers, or how to secure individuals’ “electronic protected health […]