Does your organization really have a clear idea of what measures your business associates are taking to safeguard your most sensitive data? Yet another breach, this one affecting Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, points to the risks.
Healthcare CIOs are lobbying for the creation of a unique national patient identifier to facilitate secure national health information exchange. Leslie Krigstein of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives explains the initiative.
The lead cybersecurity official for Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency dismisses charges that the U.K. conducts mass surveillance. But critics question the government's introduction of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
Some healthcare associations are seeking more clarity from federal regulators about security and privacy requirements proposed for Stage 3 of the HITECH Act "meaningful use" incentive program for electronic health records. Find out their concerns.
An amended version of the 21st Century Cure bill has passed its first Congressional hurdle without revisions to provisions that would significantly change the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The bill also would set penalties for blocking information sharing.
Some privacy experts are concerned that a proposed "21st Century Cures" bill would weaken HIPAA privacy protections for patient data. The measure is designed to help speed up the development of new drugs and treatments.
The buzz at RSA could be felt beyond the session rooms, not least in the Expo Hall, with demonstrations that tapped Google Cardboard and offered an array of enticing tchotchkes - including selfie sticks and sharks with laser pointers on their head.
The privacy profession is evolving rapidly, and security leaders increasingly need to understand the unique demands and responsibilities that come with protecting privacy. But where do they gain this insight?
Breaches can happen even when there are strong protections in place. But healthcare organizations can do more to prepare for breaches and respond in the best possible way to protect patient information.
Jan. 5 is the deadline for participation in the fourth annual Healthcare Information Security Today survey, designed to examine the privacy and security priorities and challenges of healthcare organizations of all sizes.
HealthcareInfoSecurity launches its fourth annual survey to measure progress toward ensuring the privacy and security of healthcare information as more records are digitized and shared, and as more cyberthreats emerge.
It's time to consider amending the HIPAA Privacy Rule to enable the sharing of certain research data, without patients' authorization, to help improve the quality of care, contends Douglas Fridsma, M.D., a former federal health IT leader.