Author Archives: Lisa A. Gallagher, BSEE, CISM, CPHIMS

About Lisa A. Gallagher, BSEE, CISM, CPHIMS

Lisa Gallagher, BSEE, CISM, CPHIMS, is HIMSS Senior Director, Privacy and Security.

Healthcare and Its Identity Problem

by Dr. William Braithwaite, MD, PhD, FACMI, FHL7, Chair, HIMSS Identity Management Task Force Three things are now certain in this world:  death, taxes, and health information breaches.  In fact, healthcare has an identity problem.

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Establishing Digital Identities for Healthcare

by Mike Kroll, manager, technology solutions, HIMSS  At HIMSS, we continually work with HIMSS members, staff and other stakeholders on how technology can be leveraged by healthcare providers to enhance health and better healthcare. One of the rewards of this … Continue reading

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HIMSS14 – News We Can Use … ONC Patient Matching Report Provides Call to Action

Findings from the ONC Patient Matching Current State Report emphasize that although provider and other organizations have developed ways to improve the accuracy of matching patient records, these methods have not been adopted uniformly across the industry.

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Revised MDS2 Becomes an Official NEMA Standard with Assistance from HIMSS Members, MITA, and ACCE

Here is special announcement by the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee from Dennis M. Seymour, CISSP, ITIL, Ellumen, former Chair, HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee, former Co-Chair, HIMSS Medical Device Security Task Force HIMSS is pleased to announce that the … Continue reading

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HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule Breach Notification

Here is latest monthly blog from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about this month’s topic –HIPAA Omnibus Rule and Business Associate Agreements, by HIMSS P&S Committee member Nathan Gibson, The HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule … Continue reading

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HIPAA Omnibus Rule, Business Associate Agreements (BAA) – “The Chain of Trust” – Where does your responsibility stop?

Here is latest monthly blog from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about this month’s topic –HIPAA Omnibus Rule and Business Associate Agreements, by HIMSS P&S Committee members Barbara Bartley, Executive Director IT Operations & … Continue reading

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PSST! . . . Thoughts from a Social Media Luddite

Here is latest monthly blog from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about this month’s topic – social media in healthcare, by HIMSS P&S Committee member David Finn, CISA, Health IT Officer at Symantec I have … Continue reading

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On the Value of Health IT – Data Meets Innovation

by Gary L. Kurtz, CHPS, FHIMSS, Member, HIMSS Privacy & Security Committee, Associate Vice President, Geisinger Health System I believe IT in healthcare is leveraged more and more in transforming the way providers and caregivers deliver better care to patients. Health IT is an … Continue reading

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PSST! – Don’t forget about DIRECT!

Here is latest monthly blog from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about this month’s topic –The DIRECT project, by HIMSS P&S Committee member Nathan Gibson, CISSP, MCSE, CPHIMS Privacy Officer, West Virginia Medical Institute. … Continue reading

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PSST! – What is Data Segmentation? Find out at HIMSS13!

Here is latest monthly blog from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about this month’s topic –Data Segmentation at HIMSS Annual Conference, by HIMSS P&S Committee member Lynda Rowe, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton. As … Continue reading

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