A federal advisory committee has expressed support for the concept of eventually requiring multi-factor authentication for clinicians and other individuals involved in certain riskier electronic health information transactions.
The Privacy and Security Tiger Team is hammering out recommendations for how best to authenticate the identities of physicians and other individuals who electronically exchange health information. Find out what's under consideration.
Israel is being blamed - or, perhaps, taking credit - for the creation of Flame, the sophisticated cyberspyware that has targeted organizations in the Middle East, especially its mortal enemy, the government of Iran.
Among the provisions of the Federal Information Security Amendments Act, approved by a voice vote, is a requirement that agencies implement continuous monitoring of their IT systems to identify vulnerabilities before a cyber incident occurs.
When creating a patient portal that provides access to electronic health records, healthcare organizations must educate patients about the need for authenticating their identities, says Sharp Healthcare CIO Bill Spooner.