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HHS Proposal Would Strengthen HIPAA Privacy Rule

- A new proposed rule by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would give people the right to learn who may have accessed their electronically stored healthcare information.

State Legislation: California: Elder Abuse

- A bill (A.B. 40) introduced in the California Legislature would amend its law regarding elder abuse. Under current law, certain people, referred to as mandated reporters, must report the physical or financial abuse of an elderly person. Under the new bill, mandated reporters would be required to notify two specific entities—the local ombudsman for the care facility and local law enforcement.

Security's Successful Operation

- How one hospital's security department gave itself a checkup and developed a regimen for improving performance.

Liability Lessons for Hospitals

- By understanding what leads to lawsuits against hospitals, healthcare organizations can reduce the risk of litigation.

Patients Uneasy About Security of Electronic Health Records

- A new survey finds patients wary of the move to electronic health records and the ability of their healthcare providers to secure them.

What We Can Learn From Arizona's Loss

- We aren't doing the mentally ill any favors by letting them deteriorate unassisted.   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Can Venture Capital Bolster America's Biodefenses?

- The Department of Health and Human Services wants to partner with the private sector to reinvent biodefense research and development.

Biodefense Innovation

- A publicly funded, privately run investment corporation to support high-risk, high-reward research could speed production of countermeasures after a biological attack or disease outbreak (.pdf) and is recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Hospital and Healthcare Security, Fifth Edition

- The fifth edition of a classic text,  with updates and revisions based on the changing landscape of hospital and healthcare security.

Virtual Healthcare

- One medical facility improved access and security by replacing traditional desktop computers with virtual desktops accessed through thin clients.

A New Plan for Biodefense Innovation

- A venture capital enterprise investing in high-risk research could help drive innovation in vaccine manufacture and delivery.


- The National Biosurveillance Integration Center was envisioned as a fusion hub for intelligence on biological threats, but the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds common obstacles (.pdf)—technology and bureaucracy—have hindered its progress.

The Only Kind of Identity Theft That Could Kill

- Medical identity fraud isn't only incredibly expensive, it could be the only kind of identity theft that could kill.

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