Hospitals are reaching different conclusions about whether biometrics technology needs to be paired with single sign-on systems to provide physicians and nurses with easier, yet more secure access to electronic health records.
Pairing a single sign-on system with authentication technologies enables hospitals to provide easier access to electronic health records while ensuring only appropriate clinicians view patient information, the IT director of a rural Iowa hospital says.
The final version of regulations to carry out the HITECH Act must include far more details on privacy and security to ensure widespread adoption of electronic health records, says William R. Braithwaite, M.D., Ph.D.
Although there's plenty of talk about cybersecurity threats involving devious international hackers, the real threat to the security of healthcare information, I believe, is staff members who aren't paying enough attention to the little details. The Gartner Group's John Pescatore said it well in a recent interview:...
Completing security risk assessments for a long list of applications and providing information security training to its entire staff are two of the top priorities for 2010 at Johns Hopkins Medicine, one of the nation's largest academic medical centers.
In an interview, Stephanie Reel, vice president for information...