Federal regulators stirred up controversy when they sent a letter to five healthcare associations warning that the government will prosecute healthcare providers who "game" the system by using EHRs to submit fraudulent bills.
After a breach, some organizations meet the minimum requirements for notification and then hope for the best. The Utah Department of Health is taking a very different approach that's worthy of imitation.
Now that Tennessee is pulling the plug on its statewide health information exchange, it's a good time to reassess the many challenges that HIEs face - including the need to ensure patients that their information will be protected.
In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, security and privacy leaders need to forge ahead with initiatives that were left in limbo while the court weighed the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law.
Following President Obama's signing of healthcare reform legislation March 23, tens of millions of uninsured Americans could gain coverage in the next few years. That will create new responsibility to keep their insurance information, as well as their patient records, private and secure. Think of the millions of new...