Federal advisers heard concerns from healthcare providers, EHR software vendors and others this week about the cost and impracticality of a proposed requirement to offer patients an access report listing caregivers who had viewed their records.
Despite the government shutdown, Stage 2 of the HITECH Act financial incentive program for the meaningful use of electronic health records kicks off Oct. 1. Learn more about the privacy and security provisions and how to prepare.
While state health insurance exchanges have opened for business despite the partial shutdown of the federal government, two Department of Health and Human Services units that deal with privacy and security issues are virtually closed.
The State Department's top cyberdiplomat, Chris Painter, explains how the United States is helping other nations beef up their laws and policies to battle cybercrime and improve international collaboration on cyberthreats.
With the prospect of a federal government shutdown, and its implications for IT security, it's worth considering what happened in Minnesota two years ago, when a similar budget squabble shuttered state operations for 20 days.
It's been four years since federal officials began tracking major healthcare data breaches. What important lessons can be learned from the causes of these breaches as well as HIPAA enforcement actions by federal regulators?
Successfully implementing the SANS 20 Critical Security Controls requires far more than just deploying systems, platforms or services. Experts offer insights on effective strategies for leveraging technical controls.
Top executives at healthcare organizations must take the lead in overcoming a culture that portrays privacy and security as barriers, says Joy Pritts, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Although the U.S. and Chinese governments blame one another for cybermischief, they should collaborate to battle common cyberthreats, says Christopher Painter, the State Department's top cyberdiplomat.
Federal regulators plan to launch a permanent HIPAA compliance audit program in 2014 that targets a larger number of organizations but covers a narrower scope of issues. Learn the details the nation's top HIPAA enforcer revealed.