Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a joint letter (“Joint Letter”) (https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/ftc_gov/pdf/FTC-OCR-Letter-Third-Party-Trackers-07-20-2023.pdf)Continue Reading FTC and OCR Issue Joint Website Tracking Warning Letter
We need to trust the keepers of our PHI so that, whether PHI is in the cloud or on a server, in a thumb drive or on a hard drive, only those who have a right and a need to access it can and will do so.
Continue Reading A Matter of Trust: Where is your Protected Health Information?
A significant reason for the lack of attraction to Google Health may be the reasonable uneasiness that consumers have about privacy and security of their personal health information (PHI).
Continue Reading Google is Shutting Down the Three Year Initiative of Google Health into Online Personal Health Records
There has been new information published regarding the disclosure by Google in January 2010 of theft of proprietary computer information by Internet intruders. On April 19, 2010, John Markoff wrote…
Google Health and National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Caring Connections have partnered to allow patients to store and access their advance directives on line. Advance directives are essentially "directions" that…