In the wake of several mega breaches affecting its affiliates, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association says all 36 of its affiliated plans will offer free identity protection services for as long as individuals are enrolled in their insurance coverage.
Subscribers and other consumers can more easily read, watch and listen to content produced for the websites of ISMG, as the company unveils a responsive design that enhances the features and functions of multimedia on multiple platforms.
HITRUST says a growing number of healthcare organizations, seeking to improve risk management, are requiring that their business associates comply with its Common Security Framework. But some experts question whether that's a viable strategy.
Recent breaches and regulatory audits have sharpened the focus on third-party risks. How are healthcare entities tackling this critical topic of business associate management? Attorney David Szabo shares insights.
When it comes to health data breaches, business associates are again grabbing headlines, calling attention to the importance of scrutinizing vendors. The latest incident involves a breach that wasn't reported to a covered entity for eight months.
With regulators gearing up to begin the next phase of HIPAA compliance audits, many covered entities appear to be overconfident about passing that scrutiny, according to the results of ISMG's latest Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
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.
Bank of the West prides itself on being an innovator in customer education about fraud prevention. But customers still don't want to be inconvenienced with arduous security hoops, says bank fraud prevention officer David Pollino.