Tag: EMR

  • Problems in current Electronic Health Record systems

    Software Associates specializes in helping medical device and healthcare technology vendors achieve HIPAA compliance and improve the data and software security of their products in hospital and mobile environments. As I noted here and here, the security and compliance industry is no different from other industries in having fashion and trends.  Two years ago, PHR (Personal […]

  • Healthcare data interoperability pain

    Data without interoperability =  pain. What is happening in the US healthcare space is fascinating as stimulus funds (or what they call in the Middle East – “baksheesh”) are being paid to doctors to acquire an Electronic Health Records system that has “meaningful use”. The term “meaningful use” is vaguely  defined in the stimulus bill […]

  • HIPAA and cloud security

    In almost every software security assessment that we do of a medical device, the question of HIPAA compliance and data security arises.  The conversation often starts with a client asking the question – “I hear that Amazon AWS is HIPAA compliant?  Isn’t that all I need? Well – not exactly. Actually, probably not. As Craig […]