Whitehouse Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt used wit to share his wisdom about healthcare information security in a rambling, folksy keynote address this week. He stressed that healthcare organizations of all sizes need to take security more seriously.
When will federal regulators draft long-awaited privacy and security rules for personal health records? So far, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services are being tight-lipped on the subject. Asked about the status of the rules, which, under the HITECH Act, were due in February, an HHS spokesman would...
A four-year, $15 million federally funded research project will yield strategies that hospitals, physicians and others can use to keep electronic health records private and secure, says Carl Gunter, the project's leader says.
Some folks find Health Information Exchanges scary. They raise the notion that as electronic health records are exchanged among clinics, hospitals and others at the local, regional, state and national level, the opportunities for the information winding up in the wrong hands increase. And they have a point. Clearly,...
A four-year, $15 million federally funded research project will yield practical, updated strategies that hospitals, physician group practices and others can use to keep electronic health records private and secure, the project's leader says.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $60 million in economic stimulus funds under the HITECH Act to four universities for healthcare IT research projects, three of which will address privacy and security issues.
The firm that has won a $26 million public relations contract from the Department of Health and Human Services for a campaign on healthcare information technology, and related privacy and security issues, stirred up controversy with some of its previous government PR efforts.