Healthcare organizations must revamp their business associate contracts to help ensure compliance with the HITECH Act's breach notification rule, says security expert Tom Walsh.
In an interview, Walsh points out that under the rule, business associates, such as banks, billing firms and software companies, that have...
For personal health records advocates, pending PHR privacy and security rules can't come fast enough. A new consumer survey found that "worry about the privacy of my information," was the biggest barrier to PHR use.
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.
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 Department of Health and Human Services raised some eyebrows with its announcement that it will pay $26 million to Ketchum Inc. for a public education campaign about the privacy and security of electronic health records and related topics. Some consumer advocates are questioning the selection of Ketchum, given its...
Getting senior executives involved early and making sure they understand the organization's security vulnerabilities are two vital steps in any risk management initiative, says consultant Mark Ford of Deloitte.
In an interview, Ford offers advice on how to:
Win the support of senior executives as well as boards...
At an online session to solicit comments on a proposed framework for a new Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, planners asked for additional advice on tactics for ramping up enforcement of existing privacy and security regulations.
The federal government has awarded $267 million in grants to establish another 28 Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers to educate doctors and others on how to implement secure electronic health records.