Preparing for compliance with the privacy and security provisions of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program go hand-in-hand, says federal privacy officer Joy Pritts.
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.
To comply with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, business associates and their subcontractors must immediately take several steps, including thoroughly documenting their privacy and security practices, says security expert Susan Lucci.
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.
As the National Institutes of Health ramps up research projects involving human genomes, electronic health records and other sensitive data, it's exploring the best ways to protect that data, says research director Eric Green, M.D., PhD.