The Privacy and Security Tiger Team will hold an all-day hearing Thursday on the issue of matching patients to all their relevant information, including electronic health records and financial data, to help ensure privacy as well as the quality of care.
No one knows risk better than the internal auditor, and so no individual has a better opportunity to add risk management value to organizations, says Richard Chambers, president of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Community hospitals must become more vigilant about information security, especially as they apply for federal electronic health records incentive payments, says Chuck Christian, CIO at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.
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A new Federal Trade Commission privacy report endorses implementation of a "do not track" mechanism so consumers can choose whether to allow the collection of data regarding their online searching and browsing activities.