Encryption is an important breach prevention tool. But to make the right decisions about how to apply encryption, healthcare organizations should take four specific steps, says security expert Feisal Nanji.
Farzad Mostashari, M.D., the national coordinator for health information technology, sees the exchange of health information as a way to improve care quality. But what's his vision for achieving truly secure data exchange?
As major health data breaches continue to grab headlines, and as federal regulators step up enforcement of privacy and security requirements under the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule, healthcare organizations face the challenge of ensuring patient information is adequately protected. What are their key action items? We...
Complying with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule requires a task force approach, says John Pritchard, information security manager at St. Charles Health System. Find out why Pritchard believes the rule eliminates ambiguities.
Health data breaches involving the loss or theft of unencrypted computing devices are a persistent problem, according to the most recent federal statistics. A security expert offers insights and advice.