The Markle Foundation's "blue button" concept for enabling patients to download their records from a secure website is suitable for a wide variety of healthcare organizations, says Josh Lemieux, the foundation's director of personal health technology.
Detailed patient consent recommendations that a privacy and security "tiger team" recently completed are just a starting point toward giving patients far more control over their healthcare information, the co-chair of the team acknowledges.
Defense contractors need hands-on candidates who can understand the technical and business issues within the government. Problem is: The demand for these candidates is clearly ahead of the current supply.
This year has seen a significant shift in the healthcare data protection landscape - both in terms of regulatory compliance and the predominant threats. How should healthcare/security leaders prioritize their efforts?
Hospital association lawyer, Melissa Bianchi, testifying before a Senate panel seeks exemptions for healthcare providers from the bill's beach notification rules because they're already covered by HIPAA.
For most organizations, the biggest barrier to cloud computing is fear - "Will my data be secure?" It's time to tackle that fear head-on, says Jeff Reich, director of the Institute of Cybersecurity at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
Federal regulators are seeking comments on a newly proposed rule designed to crack down against payment fraud for all federal health programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs.
Pairing a single sign-on system with authentication technologies enables hospitals to provide easier access to electronic health records while ensuring only appropriate clinicians view patient information, the IT director of a rural Iowa hospital says.