Patient portals can fulfill some regulatory requirements related to providing individuals with electronic access to their medical records. But privacy and security concerns must be addressed, two experts say.
The resumption of the HIPAA compliance audit program is on hold while regulators analyze pilot audit project results and implement the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, says Susan McAndrew of the HHS Office for Civil Rights.
The Cleveland Clinic is in continuous risk assessment mode, always on the lookout for emerging threats and vulnerabilities, says Mark Dill, director of information security. Learn about his top priorities.
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule includes three new considerations for determining potential civil monetary penalties following a breach investigation. What are the implications for breach prevention strategies?
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule stresses the need for business associates to adequately safeguard patient information. What are the implications? Here's what a federal privacy officer and a consumer advocate have to say.
As a result of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, which broadens the number of organizations that must meet privacy and security requirements, demand for infosec pros in healthcare is higher than ever. Where is the greatest need?
Security and IT leaders, including John Halamka, are calling attention to the difficulty of complying with a HIPAA Omnibus provision about not passing along certain patient information to insurers. What are their concerns?
Security threats to healthcare organizations are on the rise - and so are regulatory requirements. Kim Singletary of McAfee discusses the top breach prevention and response challenges for healthcare organizations in 2013.