"The costly and heavy-handed regulatory approach by the current administration will increase the size and cost of the federal bureaucracy and harm innovation in cybersecurity," states the Republican Party platform.
The final rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH electronic health record incentive program contain multiple provisions regarding privacy and security. Find out what experts have to say about the merits of the new requirements.
The two final rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program don't include firm data encryption mandates. But they come very close, indeed. And that's an important step forward.
In recent weeks, federal officials have added 25 incidents affecting 215,000 individuals to the official tally of major healthcare information breaches. Learn all the latest details in a complete update.
A former emergency department employee of Florida Hospital Celebration allegedly inappropriately accessed more than 760,000 patient records to find traffic accident victims. Find out the details about his arrest.
At St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Mississippi, a proactive breach prevention strategy has dramatically reduced privacy violations involving nosy healthcare workers inappropriately accessing medical records.
U.S. information breaches involving third-party business associates doubled in the first half of the year, says Karen Barney of the Identity Theft Resource Center. Find out the other results of the group's breach study.
Understanding threats and identifying modern attacks in their early stages is key to preventing subsequent compromises, and proactively sharing information among organizations is an increasingly effective way to identify them.