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Mobile Health Apps and HIPAA

When technology is so rapidly developing, it’s no surprise that HIPAA has had a hard time with keeping up with the times. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the landmark 1996 patient-privacy law, only covers patient information kept by health...

Mental Health Reform Bill to Clarify HIPAA Privacy Issues

The House voted to pass H.R. 2646 with a landslide 422-2 vote. The bill previously contained changes to HIPAA allowing healthcare providers to share information about mentally ill patients with their caregivers, these changes were removed due to opposition by both...

Ransomware and HIPAA

With the relatively recent development of ransomware, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office has started developing guidance for how to handle ransomware attacks in circumstance in which information that may be protected under HIPAA security rules...

How has the US responded to political cyberattacks?

Cybersecurity has certainly become a prevalent topic in the United States, but one has to ask – how is the U.S. going to respond to the large number of attacks from which it has suffered? According to Dark Reading, many nations have used technology to hack and...

The lack of women in IT and the factors causing their absence

Women have become more prominent in the business world thanks to their involvement in education and better cooperation with their male counterparts. However, women are having a harder time breaking though in the field of information technology. According to Dark...

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