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Securing data from the threat within A company?s biggest security threat isn't the sinister hacker trying to break into the corporate network, but employees and partners with easy access to company information. Just ask Apple Computer, which filed two lawsuits in December accusing insiders and partners of leaking proprietary information. Jeff Goldsmith: Physicians and CEOs must work together John Gray's popular advice book of 1992, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, portrays the sexes as hailing from different planets. However difficult it is for men and women to communicate, at least they are of the same species. I'm not sure the same can be said for physicians and health care executives. I have believed for years that health care management programs have underprepared their graduates for the complexities of even understanding, let alone managing, medical professionals.

Safe Harbor Update: European Commission Reaffirms Commitment to a Safe Harbor Sequel Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra: JD Supra provides users with access to its legal industry publishing services (the "Service") through its website (the "Website") as well as through other sources. Our policies with regard to data collection and use of personal information of users of the Service, regardless of the manner in which users access the Service, and visitors to the Website are set forth in this statement ("Policy"). By using the Service, you signify your acceptance of this Policy. Information Collection and Use by JD Supra JD Supra collects users' names, companies, titles, e-mail address and industry.

Duke Human Resources: Confidentiality Policy Statement During the course of employment, staff may have access to Confidential Information. Any Confidential Information, whether oral, written, or electronic, should be maintained in a manner that ensures its confidentiality. The release of any such Confidential Information may result in negative financial or competitive action, productive loss, or cause legal or other non-beneficial impacts on Duke.

Physicians Under Pressure To Sell Practices: How to Remain Independent. By Dr. Fred Davis In order to maintain their autonomy, independent physicians must look to new and innovative practice models that allow them to adapt to shifting market dynamics in the health care sector. As the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act sends ripples through the health care marketplace, a recent survey of dozens of independent physicians indicates that many doctors are nervously eyeing the landscape, unsure of their future. According to the 2015 Independent Physician Outlook & Sentiment Survey, conducted by ProCare Systems, a Michigan-based consultancy that advises independent physician groups across the country, 44 percent of surveyed physicians say they anticipate being forced to sell their practices to a larger player at some point in the future. A full 73 percent of respondents, though, would prefer not to sell — a clear indication that doctors are feeling pressured.

Safe Harbor 2 Registration Contact (844) 681-8100 Technical Solutions to Safe Harbor Challenges On Demand Webinar If you do business, have vendors, or have staff in Europe — you need to take action now. In our first webinar in this series, we looked at how the Safe Harbor framework has helped U.S. companies deal with European Union data privacy and protection mandates and what some likely changes will be now that Europe’s highest court ruled the existing Safe Harbor laws invalid. While many companies are still coming to grips with the impact of this recent ruling, others have started a proactive search for data sovereignty solutions - legal, policy and technical.

Data Leakage Worldwide: Common Risks and Mistakes Employees Make Executive Summary To understand the challenge that increasingly distributed and mobile businesses face in protecting sensitive information, Cisco commissioned third-party market research firm InsightExpress to conduct a study with employees and IT professionals around the world. As part of the study, surveys were conducted in 10 countries that Cisco selected because of the differences in their social and business cultures.

Introduction Learning has changed significantly, even within the last five to 10 years. Learning organizations are more technologically equipped, but they’re asked to do more with less staff. Adding to the pressures of having to do more with less, businesses are demanding more responsive, more agile, and better-performing learning organizations overall. Although organizations expect greatness from their learning programs, most just aren’t there yet. Some aren’t there by a long shot.

Commission wants new Safe Harbour deal within three months The European Commission wants to have a new data sharing arrangement with the US within the next three months. “I believe Europe and the United States have all tools at hand to achieve this in three months,” Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip said today (6 November), emphasising that “it needs a bulletproof solution.” Commission officials have rushed to step up negotiations with their US counterparts over a new deal to replace the Safe Harbour agreement, which the European Court of Justice knocked down on 6 October. Safe Harbour allowed the over 4,000 companies that signed onto it to transfer data legally from the EU to the US.

The Importance of Confidentiality in the Workplace In today’s increasingly litigious and highly competitive workplace, confidentiality is important for a host of reasons: Failure to properly secure and protect confidential business information can lead to the loss of business/clients. In the wrong hands, confidential information can be misused to commit illegal activity (e.g., fraud or discrimination), which can in turn result in costly lawsuits for the employer. Many states have laws protecting the confidentiality of certain information in the workplace. The disclosure of sensitive employee and management information can lead to a loss of employee trust, confidence and loyalty.

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