The MD Problem in NPPES

I am at the ONC Provider Directory 2019 Workshop. Here, I needed to quickly illustrate the problem with the NPPES broadcast of Credential Information. This blog post was the result. Credentialing is generally agreed to be out-of-scope for NPPES, however NPPES *does* accept free-text credential information. As a result of this, people type in basically […]

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Reviewing HIPAA enforcement data

As many of the twitterati already know there is an RFI from HHS for significant revisions to HIPAA, which is due Feb 12th 2019. In many of the issues that are covered under the current RFI, I feel very strongly that the answer is “You must have more substantial enforcement” from the Office of Civil […]

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Hospitals frequently do not follow HIPAA access to records requirements.

According to researchers from Yale, as well as prominent ePatient activists Hugo Campos,  Marilyn Mann and ePatient Dave: Hospitals frequently do not follow HIPAA access to records requirements. The patient community has known this for years, nice to see evidence is catching up. This is quite a criticism towards HHS Office of Civil Rights, which […]

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Emergency AHRQ Backup

Recently, due to budget cuts at AHRQ https://guidelines.gov and https://www.qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov/ have been scheduled for shutdown. This blog post documents our efforts to mirror those resources and our reasons for doing so. We have published the raw files that we mirrored at http://ahrqqualitymeasures.careset.com/ http://ahrqguideline.careset.com/ Updates: Multiple different efforts to backup the websites have been successful. Take a look […]

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Cyber Woke for the Victims of Stalkers

People who are the victim of stalkers have a startlingly different cybersecurity risk profile. I heard the idea articulated and clearly defended by Allison Bishop at CyberWeek. Here is her twitter, proof that she is funny and evidence that she is wicked smart. She articulated several specific positions that are worth carefully articulating. First, she […]

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