Healthcare organizations need to improve the methods they use to objectively assess the severity of a security incident and whether it should be reported, says David Parks, a privacy officer and attorney.
For most organizations, the biggest barrier to cloud computing is fear - "Will my data be secure?" It's time to tackle that fear head-on, says Jeff Reich, director of the Institute of Cybersecurity at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
Pairing a single sign-on system with authentication technologies enables hospitals to provide easier access to electronic health records while ensuring only appropriate clinicians view patient information, the IT director of a rural Iowa hospital says.
This week's top news and views: Dispute Arises Over Breach Notification; Legal Issues in Cloud Computing; Clarity Needed in Breach Notification Rule. And don't miss our audio week-in-review podcast by Howard Anderson, managing editor.
This week's top news and views: Governing Health Data Exchange; Improving Patients' Access to Records; Patient Consent: A Closer Look. And don't miss our audio week-in-review podcast by Howard Anderson, managing editor.
The Markle Foundation's "blue-button" concept for enabling patients to download their records from a secure website is suitable for a wide variety of healthcare organizations, says Josh Lemieux, the foundation's director of personal health technology.