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ALSO CALLED: HIPPA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
DEFINITION: HIPAA is the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. There are two sections to the Act. HIPAA Title I deals with protecting health insurance coverage for people who lose or change jobs. HIPAA Title II includes an administrative simplification section which deals with the standardization of healthcare-related information systems. In the information technology industries,  … 
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HIPAA Reports
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Upgrading Wireless Networks in the Hospital
sponsored by
EBOOK: In the next few years, hospitals will be rolling out all kinds of technology to improve patient care. Each of these devices and systems must be able to send and receive information instantly.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 15 Nov 2011

Disaster recovery planning for HIPAA compliance
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: The HIPAA Security Rule requires all HIPAA covered entities to create a plan for first protecting and then restoring confidential patient data in the event of a disaster. Unfortunately, HIPAA does not say much about what should go into such a disaster recovery plan. Inside this e-guide, find tips for a compliant disaster recovery plan.
Posted: 19 Sep 2011 | Published: 19 Sep 2011

HP & Intel®

Health care Virtual Data Center Ezine: Server Virtualization Strategies for the Health IT Pro
sponsored by Stratus Technologies
EZINE: As healthcare facilities increase their reliance on EHR systems, the need to virtualize servers becomes readily apparent. These facilities can reap the same benefits that enterprises in other industries enjoy, but there are some precautions that providers should take before they embark on a virtualization project. Read on to find out more.
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 | Published: 23 Aug 2011

Stratus Technologies

Essential Guide to HIPAA Compliance and Data Protection Strategies
sponsored by and
EZINE: Effectively addressing the new HIPAA privacy and security rules introduced in the HITECH Act requires an assessment of your organization’s biggest vulnerabilities as well as the deployment of the right technology to reduce the risk of data loss. Inside this expert resource, gain insight on current healthcare security topics.
Posted: 17 Aug 2011 | Published: 17 Aug 2011 and

Demonstrating HIPAA Security Rule Compliance
sponsored by Q1 Labs, an IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: View this paper to learn about the key elements of the HIPAA Security Rule including administrative, technical and, physical safeguards. In addition, explore how new advanced technology, QRadar, can help covered entities ease the burden of these rules and meet compliance.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 08 Aug 2011

Q1 Labs, an IBM Company

Protect sensitive data with multiple layers of loss protection
sponsored by CDW Healthcare
WHITE PAPER: An array of threats — from internal and external breaches to lost or stolen equipment, viruses, hackers and more — put hospital networks and patient data at risk. Learn about a comprehensive data security approach that offers improved methods for discovering, monitoring and protecting sensitive information.
Posted: 26 Jul 2011 | Published: 26 Jul 2011

CDW Healthcare

IBM Security Services: Achieving HIPAA Compliance
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: This whitepaper discusses how IBM Security Services offer methodologies to help organizations achieve HIPAA compliance.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 01 Jul 2011


Planning for virtualized disaster recovery in a health care setting
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: Server virtualization has proved to be an advantageous in disaster recovery situations because if physical servers have been destroyed, it’s easy to restore backups to virtual hardware. Learn how healthcare facilities can benefit from adding server virtualization to disaster recovery plans, while maintaining compliance.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 24 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

Protecting and simplifying access to Electronic Health Records
sponsored by DigitalPersona, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Studies show that 85% of healthcare facilities experienced data breaches in the past two years, at an average cost of up to $2 million each. In order to prevent such losses, many hospitals are deploying advanced security systems. In this whitepaper, find a security checklist that provides strategies every healthcare facility should be aware of.
Posted: 21 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

DigitalPersona, Inc

Getting the PACS archive and EHR systems to talk to each other
sponsored by Ciena
EGUIDE: Complying with the HITECH Act involves the exchange of data -- such as medical images -- across interoperable systems. Unfortunately, opening up proprietary images enterprise-wide to patients and their physicians can be complex. Inside this expert e-guide, learn how to plan ahead for this process with preparation and testing strategies.
Posted: 10 Jun 2011 | Published: 10 Jun 2011


The Complete Guide to Log and Event Management
sponsored by Novell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will provide you with the information you need to purchase an Event and Log Management soutions. This paper outlines both the upside and downside to using both these services sepearte and together.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Novell, Inc.

7 Ways to Manage Rapid Patient Data Growth
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses seven ways healthcare IT teams can use Dell Compellent Fluid Data storage to drive efficiency, ensure high availability and protection, and readily adapt to constant change.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

Dell Compellent

Healthcare and Compliance - The New Reality
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the three most important mandates for Healthcare today.
Posted: 13 Apr 2011 | Published: 13 Apr 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

How Will the Transition to ICD-10 codes affect Health IT?
sponsored by Virtusa Corporation
EGUIDE: As of Oct. 1, 2015, U.S. health care providers must use ICD-10 codes when they submit medical claims. This FAQ e-guide addresses what the transition means, advantages of using ICD-10, as well as best practices on how providers can prepare and succeed in an ICD 10 conversion.
Posted: 31 Mar 2011 | Published: 29 Mar 2011

Virtusa Corporation

Optimize Data Management for Smarter Healthcare E-Book
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This e-book will examine the challenges healthcare organizations face today — and how data management techniques can help them deliver better care now and in the future.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011


E-Guide: Planning for virtualized disaster recovery in a health care setting
sponsored by BridgeHead Software
EGUIDE: Many enterprises have embraced virtualized disaster recovery because it restores functions with minimal hardware. Health care orgs can do this too, if they keep HIPAA in mind. Check out this e-guide for more information about planning your virtualized disaster recovery in a health care setting.
Posted: 16 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

BridgeHead Software

E-Guide: FAQ: What is Health Data Archiving?
sponsored by BridgeHead Software
EGUIDE: Read this E-guide to learn more about the regulations involved in storing health data, how a SAN can improve data archiving and how to weigh the pro's and con's to achieve the most efficient data archiving strategy for your organization.
Posted: 12 Jan 2011 | Published: 05 Jan 2011

BridgeHead Software

Information Security Magazine – December 2010: Understanding the Data Accountability and Trust Act
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
EZINE: This month’s issue of Information Security magazine takes you deep inside the Data Accountability And Trust Act (DATA), pending legislation that could reshape the national privacy landscape and impact the way enterprises and midmarket companies architect their security operations.
Posted: 09 Dec 2010 | Published: 09 Dec 2010

Information Security Magazine

Achieving ISO 27001 Compliance using Titus Solutions
sponsored by TITUS
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides IT professionals with a high level overview of ISO 27001 and 27002, along with their implications for security of email and digital documents.
Posted: 11 Nov 2010 | Published: 11 Nov 2010


E-Guide A Decision Maker’s Guide to Log Management
sponsored by ArcSight, an HP Company
EGUIDE: While often underappreciated by IT professionals, logs are an extremely useful source of data for IT shops. Often undervalued as a strategic weapon, log management tools can play a vital role in securing mission-critical data and assuring accountability. Learn what to consider when it’s time to get a handle on your logs.
Posted: 01 Nov 2010 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

ArcSight, an HP Company

E-Book: Encryption - What, Where and How
sponsored by
EBOOK: This e-book, brought to you by, discusses key issues health care IT pros are facing now, including: HIPAA, the HITECH Act and the new frontier for encryption, network and server encryption, using thin clients to keep data secure, and much more!
Posted: 27 Oct 2010 | Published: 26 Oct 2010

Laptop Locks: A Simple and Cost-Effective Approach to Data Loss Prevention
sponsored by Kensington
WHITE PAPER: This paper will educate IT decision makers on the need for physical security, how it can protect sensitive data, and how Kensington laptop locks can help.
Posted: 04 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010


KineticD Security
sponsored by KineticD
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this white paper is to demonstrate how KineticD meets and exceeds its clients' demands and expectations for the security of its online backup SaaS offering.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 02 Aug 2010


E-Guide: Information Security Essential Guide to Compliance
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Compliance with government regulations and industry standards shapes the formation of most information security programs. There’s no way around it; your organization must comply. This essential guide will help you sort out and prioritize your compliance responsibilities.
Posted: 06 Jul 2010 | Published: 06 Jul 2010

Information Security Magazine

Improving Clinician Workflows with One-Touch Desktop Roaming
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: The move from paper-based medical records systems to EMR is rightly viewed as a step toward improved patient care, increased clinician productivity, and lower costs. But striking a balance between access for clinicians and privacy for patients can be a difficult task. This paper presents a one-touch desktop roaming solution that benefits both.
Posted: 24 Jun 2010 | Published: 24 May 2010

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HIPAA DEFINITION (continued): …  this section is what most people mean when they refer to HIPAA. HIPAA establishes mandatory regulations that require extensive changes to the way that health providers conduct business. FAQ: What is the impact of HIPAA on IT operations? HIPAA seeks to establish standardized mechanisms for electronic data interchange ( EDI ), security, and confidentiality of all healthcare-related data. The Act mandates: standardized formats for all patient health, administrative, and financial data; unique identifiers (ID numbers) for each healthcare entity, including individuals, employers, health plans and … 
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