A judge has dismissed most of the claims in a consolidated class action lawsuit stemming from the 2011 data breach involving SAIC and the military health program TRICARE, which affected 4.9 million individuals.
Federal regulators are considering whether data segmentation technology that protects sensitive patient information when it's exchanged should be required for electronic health record software certified for the HITECH Act incentive program.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FireEye has announced plans to acquire nPulse Technologies, which offers a network forensics solution, while CA Technologies joins the FIDO Alliance, which is developing authentication standards.
Federal regulators have issued a $4.8 million sanction, the largest HIPAA settlement to date, against two partnering New York healthcare organizations following a breach affecting just 6,800 individuals. Learn the details behind the tough penalty.
A breach involving the posting of information about 15,000 Boston Medical Center patients on a transcription firm's unsecured website serves as a reminder of the importance of monitoring the security practices of business associates.
A new voluntary security and privacy certification program for covered entities in Texas aims to bolster compliance with HIPAA and state regulations, prevent breaches - and perhaps help organizations avoid federal sanctions.
In the five years since the HITECH Act was signed into law, there have been some major successes and disappointments concerning health information security and privacy, says Joy Pritts of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
As a result of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule's new breach notification guidelines that went into effect last year, business associates need to take certain steps when notifying covered entities of incidents, says security expert Brian Evans.
As federal regulators reveal details for the next phase of HIPAA compliance audits, security and privacy experts give the plan mixed reviews. Find out what experts like and don't like about the proposals.