Week in Review for Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

This week's top news and views: Building Public Trust in Secure EHRs; Encryption's Role in Risk Management. And don't miss our audio week-in-review podcast by Editorial Director Tom Field.Here's what you'll find in our review of some of's most compelling content from the past week:
  • Building Public Trust in Secure EHRs -- David Blumenthal, M.D., the government's point man on implementing the provisions of the HITECH Act, is collaborating with White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt to develop guidance on healthcare information security.
  • Encryption's Role in Risk Management -- Healthcare organizations need to develop a better understanding of how encryption fits as one of many components in a broad security strategy, says Mac McMillan, CEO at CynergisTek.
  • Mayo Gets Tough With Records Snoops -- The Mayo Clinic empire is providing a good example of what to do with employees who snoop into patients' records. In recent weeks, the organization has fired seven employees for their actions.

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