Until the interoperability of EHRs can be achieved, the Direct Project can help ensure the secure transfer of patient information during a disaster, says Tia Tinney, who's heading a collaborative effort.
Consolidating Microsoft Active Directory isn't just a technical challenge, but a personnel one as well. Just ask Johnson Matthey's Steve Way, who had to calm dozens of administrators he labels as "masters of their own universe."
While organizations wait for possible cyberthreat intelligence sharing legislation, the community is proactively working to share valuable information among different industries, says MS-ISAC Chairman Will Pelgrin.
Because state HIEs vary in connectivity and interoperability levels, secure e-mail based on the Direct Project offers a dependable way of sharing patient data during a disaster, says Tia Tinney of the Southeast Region Collaborative for HIT.
Whether or not Congress enacts cyberthreat intelligence sharing legislation, the IT security community is moving forward with its own information sharing initiatives, MS-ISAC Chairman William Pelgrin says.
Secure messaging based on the Direct Protocol may eventually be applied globally because of worldwide interest in health information exchange, some backers say. The protocol incorporates international standards.
If healthcare providers rely on the Direct protocol to meet HITECH Act Stage 2 data exchange requirements, how will that affect the fate of health information exchange organizations? Find out what some HIE experts think.
If the hacking community judges the planned OpUSA cyber-attack a success, it could spur more nefarious actors to try more vicious disruptions of U.S. websites, a Department of Homeland Security alert says.
A Senate panel approved a bill to strengthen e-mail privacy protections despite concerns expressed by the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission that the legislation could hinder investigations.
To meet the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program's upcoming requirements for health information exchange, providers will need to use security best practices. David Kibbe, M.D., of DirectTrust, explains how his group is fostering those practices.
Today's business productivity is driven by a new generation of secure mobile apps that let employees do more with their devices. By keeping workflows integrated and safe, these apps promote greater levels of collaboration and convenience in the areas of document retrieval, storage, editing, and transmission.
Malware, DDoS and mobile security aside, one of the biggest risks is organizations' lack of visibility into specific threats. Don Gray of Solutionary explains the need for actionable threat intelligence.
It's not malware, crime rings or hacktivists. What, then, are among the threats that concern security leaders most? CISO Tom Newton offers new insight on today's top threats and strategies to combat them.