Most read: Organizations slow to become HIPAA complaint; Researchers design bracelet to secure HIT systems

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  1. Healthcare organizations, BAs slow to become HIPAA compliant
    With the first year of enforcement of the final HIPAA Omnibus rule coming to a close, there has been little impact due to a lack of interest to become compliant, security consultant Andrew Hicks tells Rather, the disconnect for HIPAA compliance has come from organizations that are being pulled into the compliance reluctantly, Hicks says, in particular business associates. Article
  2. Dartmouth researchers design bracelet to secure health IT systems
    A bracelet designed by Dartmouth University researchers could be a breakthrough when it comes to securing information systems--notably for medical records in healthcare settings. Article 
  3. CVS to integrate records with hospitals, doctors
    Starting next year, records from CVS pharmacies and the chain's Minute Clinics will be integrated with electronic medical records from MedStar Health's 10 hospitals and 4,000 doctors in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Article
  4. Poor interoperability a significant barrier for ACOs
    Though designed to improve care by sharing data from various sources, poor interoperability remains a huge barrier to accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to a survey from Premier and the eHealth Initiative. Article
  5. Texas Health Resources' Ronald Mehring: Teamwork crucial to tackling HIPAA audits
    With HIPAA audits looming from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, provider organizations are working tirelessly to ensure that when the federal government comes knocking, they won't be caught off guard. In an exclusive interview, CISO Ronald Mehring talks about his biggest concerns, OCR's delay and the impact of widespread attacks, such as Heartbleed, on processes. Article