ISO Issues Records Storage Guidelines

Focus on secure long-term preservation The International Organization for Standardization has published two documents that provide guidelines for secure long-term preservation of health records in any format.

A new technical specification defines architecture and technology-independent security requirements for both electronic health records and e-archiving systems.

The technical specification, and a related implementation guide, concentrate on such security requirements as data integrity, confidentiality, availability and accountability.

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Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

News Editor, ISMG

Anderson is news editor of Information Security Media Group and was founding editor of HealthcareInfoSecurity and DataBreachToday. He has more than 40 years of journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues. Before launching HealthcareInfoSecurity, he served as founding editor of Health Data Management magazine, where he worked for 17 years, and he served in leadership roles at several other healthcare magazines and newspapers.

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