Tag: Privacy

  • Privacy, Security, HIPAA and you.

    Medical devices, mobile apps, Web applications – storing data in the cloud, sharing with hospitals and doctors. How do I comply with HIPAA? What applies to me – the Security Rule, the Privacy Rule or both? Consider a common use case these days – you’re a medical device vendor and your device stores health information in the cloud. […]

  • Why big data for healthcare is dangerous and wrong

    The Mckinsey Global Institute recently published a report entitled – Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity . The Mckinsey Global Institute report on big data is no more than a lengthy essay in fallacies, inflated hyperbole, faulty assumptions, lacking in evidence for its claims and ignoring the two most important stakeholders of […]

  • The Private Social Network for healthcare

    In his post on the Pathcare blog, I trust you to keep this private, Danny Lieberman talked about the roles that trust, security and privacy play in online healthcare interactions. In this post, Danny talks about healthcare privacy challenges in social networks and describes how to implement a private social network for healthcare without government privacy […]

  • Can I use Dropbox for storing healthcare data?

    First of all, I’m a great fan of Dropbox.  It’s easy to use, fast, runs on Windows, Mac and Linux  and that means you can share files with colleagues and patients for consultations because that old assumption (that a lot of vendors still make by the way) that everyone is on Windows just isn’t true these […]

  • How to keep secrets in healthcare online

    The roles of trust, security and privacy in healthcare.  If President Obama had told his psychiatrist he was gay, you can bet that it would be on Facebook in 5′. So much for privacy. pri·va·cy/ˈprīvəsē/ Noun: The state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people. The state of being […]

  • The Tao of GRC

    I have heard of military operations that were clumsy but swift, but I have never seen one that was skillful and lasted a long time. Master Sun (Chapter 2 – Doing Battle, the Art of War). The GRC (governance, risk and compliance) market is driven by three factors: government regulation such as Sarbanes-Oxley, industry compliance […]

  • Customer convenience or customer privacy

    This is a presentation I gave at the UPU (Universal Postal Union) EPSG (Electronic Products and Services working Group) working meeting in Bern on Feb 20, 2007. About 25 people from 20 countries were present and it was a great experience for me to hear how Postal operations see themselves and what they do in […]

  • Lies of social networking

    Is marketing age segmentation dead? My sister-in-law Ella and husband Moshe came over last night for coffee. Moshe and I sat outside on our porch, so he could smoke his cigars and we rambled over a bunch of topics, private networking,  online banking and the Israeli stock market.  Moshe grumbled about his stock broker not […]

  • Medical device security trends

    Hot spots for medical device software security I think that 2011 is going to be an exciting year for medical device security as the FDA gets more involved in the approval and clearance process with software-intensive medical device vendors. Considering how much data is exchanged between medical devices and customer service centers/care givers/primary clinical care teams and […]

  • Controlled private networking

    This evening I was added to a FB Group – apparently – you don’t have to agree to be joined in. FB Groups is a way to organize your contacts and get better control over your social networking.  It looks pretty cool to me but the New York Times suggests that Facebook groups may engender even more […]