HIMSS Conference 2013

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  • Farzad Mostashari: HIE Security Vital

    ONC Leader Shares His Data Exchange Vision Farzad Mostashari: HIE Security Vital

    Farzad Mostashari, M.D., the national coordinator for health information technology, wants to ramp up use of health information exchange to improve care quality. In an exclusive interview, he tackles privacy, security issues. Read more...

  • Joy Pritts on HIPAA, HITECH Compliance

    How HIPAA Omnibus, EHR Incentive Rules, Fit Together Joy Pritts on HIPAA, HITECH Compliance

    Preparing for compliance with the privacy and security provisions of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program go hand-in-hand, says federal privacy officer Joy Pritts. Read more...

  • Medical Devices: New Security Help

    How HIPAA Omnibus Rule Could Play a Role Medical Devices: New Security Help

    The HIPAA Omnibus Rule could play an important role in improving the security of medical devices that store patient data, says an official with the agency that enforces HIPAA. Find out what part the rule could play. Read more...

  • HIPAA Audits: A Status Report

    OCR's McAndrew Offers an Update HIPAA Audits: A Status Report

    The resumption of the HIPAA compliance audit program is on hold while regulators analyze pilot audit project results and implement the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, says Susan McAndrew of the HHS Office for Civil Rights. Read more...

Latest News- Reporting from the conference floor
  • Article

    Mostashari's Vision for Secure Exchange

    ONC Leader Outlines His HIE Outlook By Howard Anderson
    Mostashari's Vision for Secure Exchange

    Farzad Mostashari, M.D., the national coordinator for health information technology, sees the exchange of health information as a way to improve care quality. But what's his vision for achieving truly secure data exchange?

  • Article

    HHS Audits: How to Prepare

    Experts Explain Evidence to Gather, Steps to Take By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    HHS Audits: How to Prepare

    The Department of Health and Human Services conducts three types of audits or investigations involving privacy and security issues. But preparing for any of these inquiries requires similar steps, experts say.

  • Blog

    Hospital Hacks: An Emerging Threat

    What Are You Doing to Prevent These Scary Scenarios? By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Hospital Hacks: An Emerging Threat

    Picture it: Hackers worming their way into user accounts to rig hospital medication dispensers, operating room heating systems and medical devices to wreak havoc and potentially even to kill patients.

  • Interview

    Risk Analysis: Avoiding Mistakes

    Insights on the Right Steps to Take By Howard Anderson
    Risk Analysis: Avoiding Mistakes

    Too many healthcare organizations conduct a HIPAA compliance assessment instead of a comprehensive risk analysis, says security specialist Dave Newell, who also points out other common mistakes.

  • Interview

    HIPAA Omnibus: Gaps In Privacy?

    Patient Advocate Deborah Peel Explains Her Concerns By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    HIPAA Omnibus: Gaps In Privacy?

    Although the HIPAA Omnibus Rule is a step in the right direction for protecting health information, the regulation still leaves large privacy gaps, says patient advocate Deborah Peel, M.D.

  • Interview

    Organized Crime: Threat to Health Data

    Expert Discusses Emerging Cyberthreats By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Organized Crime: Threat to Health Data

    As the banking industry gets better at defending itself against security threats, cybercriminals will focus more of their attention on stealing data from the healthcare industry, predicts cybercrime expert Bill Fox.

  • Article

    Patient Portal Privacy, Security Tips

    Giving Patients Secure Access to Records By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Patient Portal Privacy, Security Tips

    Patient portals can fulfill some regulatory requirements related to providing individuals with electronic access to their medical records. But privacy and security concerns must be addressed, two experts say.

  • Article

    Assessing Whether to Report a Breach

    Deven McGraw of Center for Democracy & Technology By Howard Anderson
    Assessing Whether to Report a Breach

    Consumer advocate Deven McGraw describes how a new federal rule spells out four factors that must be weighed in a risk assessment to determine if a health data breach must be reported.

  • Interview

    Cleveland Clinic: Assessing Risks

    InfoSec Director Outlines 2013 Strategy By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Cleveland Clinic: Assessing Risks

    The Cleveland Clinic is in continuous risk assessment mode, always on the lookout for emerging threats and vulnerabilities, says Mark Dill, director of information security. Learn about his top priorities.

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