What's the best way to prepare to comply with HITECH Stage 2 privacy and security requirements? Federal privacy officer Joy Pritts advises healthcare organizations to start by conducting a thorough risk assessment.
The Democratic Party platform on cybersecurity suggests that President Obama will take unilateral action to safeguard the nation's critical IT infrastructure because of Congress' inability to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.
While the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT continues work on mobile device security guidance for smaller healthcare organizations, a researcher offers insights on steps these providers can take now to improve security.
"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.