Expanding use of secure messaging as well as remote access to information systems are key 2011 IT priorities for Shriners Hospitals for Children, says Bill Bria, M.D., chief medical information officer.
Cybersecurity reform was part of a defense bill that included a provision to repeal a law that bar gays from serving openly in the military. Supporters couldn't muster the support to bring a Senate vote on the bill.
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As it expands its presence in healthcare, Verizon has set the ambitious goal of issuing free digital credentials to 2.3 million clinicians, says Steven Archer, who heads the innovation incubator group at Verizon Business.
All organizations involved in any type of health information exchange should be required to have digital certificates to authenticate their identities, a panel advising federal regulators on policy issues recommends.