This week's top news and views: Senate Passes Red Flags Exemptions; Health Info Security: Much to be Done; Verizon's Authentication Plans. And don't miss our audio week-in-review podcast by Howard Anderson, managing editor.
Community hospitals must become more vigilant about information security, especially as they apply for federal electronic health records incentive payments, says Chuck Christian, CIO at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.
As it expands its presence in healthcare, Verizon has set the ambitious goal of issuing free digital credentials to 2.3 million clinicians, says Steven Archer, who heads the innovation incubator group at Verizon Business.
Staff training, aggressive breach prevention efforts and strong sanctions for violating policies are key to creating a corporate culture that values privacy and security, says Alan Dowling, the new CEO of the American Health Information Management Association.