A new guide from federal regulators on key privacy and security issues to address when adopting electronic health records is valuable. But additional guidance on risk assessments and other issues is needed.
Federal regulators have received hundreds of comments about proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act EHR incentive program, sparking debate on many issues, including how to provide patients with prompt, secure access to their records.
Americans express a bit less anxiety about their security than they felt a year ago, perhaps because they've become desensitized by extensive news reports about cyberattacks last spring, says Unisys' Steve Vinsik.
The social network Myspace has settled with the Federal Trade Commission over misrepresenting its privacy policies by sharing personally identifiable information with advertisers without first getting permission from users.
Even with security information and event management systems, organizations labor to separate normal log data from actionable events, according to the latest Log and Event Management Survey from the SANS Institute.