[Djigzo users] Regarding NHIN Direct

Martijn Brinkers martijn at djigzo.com
Sat Jul 31 00:38:25 CEST 2010


> As we also perform work for a client within the Healthcare sector, I
> checked with their information security department, and the verbiage
> states "reasonable security measures be taken" under the provisioning
> of HIPAA.  Essentially, you *could* utilize this program for ePHI
> file/data transfers, but I would *not* recommend it, due to the legal
> implications of ePHI being leaked or intercepted during transmission.

Just out of curiosity, why is the risk of leakage higher for ePHI than
for federal government data? Is it that when ePHI is leaked, the
punishment is greater or is it something else?

Kind regards,

Martijn


Bob Radvanovsky wrote:
> We are already utilizing this to send encrypted messages for sensitive information to federal government facilities.  It works, and complies with federal FISMA regulations, which works with us and our clients in Washington, D.C.
> 
> However...
> 
> As we also perform work for a client within the Healthcare sector, I checked with their information security department, and the verbiage states "reasonable security measures be taken" under the provisioning of HIPAA.  Essentially, you *could* utilize this program for ePHI file/data transfers, but I would *not* recommend it, due to the legal implications of ePHI being leaked or intercepted during transmission.
> 
> Just my thoughts...
> 
> Bob Radvanovsky, CIFI, CISM, REM, CIPS
> Infracritical, Inc. - "Your Infrastructure, Their Future"
> rsradvan at unixworks.net | rsradvan at infracritical.com | bob at infracritical.com
> (630) 673-7740 | (412) 774-0373 (facsimile)
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Masonis, Travis M" [mailto:tmasonis at noyes-hospital.org]
> To: users at lists.djigzo.com
> Subject: Re: [Djigzo users] Regarding NHIN Direct
> 
> 
>> This subject is relevant to my interests and uses for the product also.
>> I think there is enormous potential for this product in the healthcare
>> arena.  
>>
>> Travis Masonis
>> CCNA, CCDA, MCSE, CEH, Security+
>> Director, IT Infrastructure
>> Noyes Memorial Hospital
>>  
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