HealthcareInfoSecurity has extended the deadline for participation in its annual survey to examine the priorities and challenges of healthcare info security leaders. Preliminary results reveal some pain-points.
In the quest to prevent data breaches, healthcare providers should take advantage of the free privacy and security resources available from federal regulators. Find out about the most popular guides offered.
Many healthcare providers and their business associates have a long way to go with their HIPAA compliance efforts. But two new resources from federal regulators could help pave the way to better security.
Learn how the partial government shutdown is hampering a wide variety of important Department of Health and Human Services programs, ranging from patient privacy protection to disease outbreak detection.
If your organization's leadership has been lukewarm to funding information security efforts, it's time to turn up the heat before you end up in hot water with federal regulators enforcing the HIPAA Omnibus Rule.
Improper disposal of protected health information poses significant risks, as recent breach incidents demonstrate. That's why organizations need to do a better job vetting disposal companies and verifying that data or devices are actually destroyed.
A new report shows that large data breaches in all sectors last year in California mirror a problem that keeps happening at lots of healthcare entities across the country. Find out what that problem is.
Intermountain Healthcare deserves praise for its gutsy leadership on information security. It's calling attention to the value of thorough risk assessments, acknowledging its need to improve security and developing best practices to share.
With promises of ramped up HIPAA enforcement by federal regulators, and changes in the breach notification rule under the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, it's time for organizations to get serious about insider risks.
A conference hosted by the HHS Office for Civil Rights and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will provide insights on HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance as well as other hot health data security topics.