This week's top news and views: Senate Passes Red Flags Exemptions; Health Info Security: Much to be Done; Verizon's Authentication Plans. And don't miss our audio week-in-review podcast by Howard Anderson, managing editor.
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.
As hospitals and clinics develop strategies for complying with the privacy and security provisions of the HITECH Act and HIPAA, they must be careful not to overlook the additional risks involved in using wireless technologies.