Improper disposal of protected health information poses significant risks, as recent breach incidents demonstrate. That's why organizations need to do a better job vetting disposal companies and verifying that data or devices are actually destroyed.
A new report shows that large data breaches in all sectors last year in California mirror a problem that keeps happening at lots of healthcare entities across the country. Find out what that problem is.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, has offered Congress a glimpse at its security and privacy priorities for next year. Let us know what you think of the to-do list.
Intermountain Healthcare deserves praise for its gutsy leadership on information security. It's calling attention to the value of thorough risk assessments, acknowledging its need to improve security and developing best practices to share.
With promises of ramped up HIPAA enforcement by federal regulators, and changes in the breach notification rule under the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, it's time for organizations to get serious about insider risks.
A conference hosted by the HHS Office for Civil Rights and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will provide insights on HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance as well as other hot health data security topics.