The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and some of its contractors need to adopt better practices for detecting healthcare fraud committed using electronic health records, a new watchdog agency report says.
As patient portals become more common in 2014, healthcare providers will struggle to find a balance between implementing strong authentication practices and providing individuals with easy access to records, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
Georgia Tech researchers are working on a way to profile devices along the supply chain to identify whether they've been compromised, says Paul Royal, associate director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center.
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Jan. 10 on two Republican bills addressing breach notification requirements and data security for Obamacare's HealthCare.gov website and health insurance exchanges.
The healthcare industry must delicately balance the need to keep medical devices secure with the need to protect patient safety, says Michael McNeil, global security and privacy leader at Medtronic, a device manufacturer.
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a proposal that aims to remove legal barriers under the HIPAA Privacy Rule that may prevent state agencies from reporting mental health information used for gun background checks.
Intel is changing the name of its McAfee line of security products to Intel Security. The name change follows the badmouthing of McAfee products by founder John McAfee, who sold his company to Intel in 2011.
Training that's designed to help workers avoid clicking on links from spear-phishing e-mails may be ineffective because employees often fail to read training materials, says Eric Johnson, a Vanderbilt University professor who's co-author of a new study on the subject.
Healthcare entities are increasingly turning to the cloud, and regulators are increasingly focused on cloud service providers' security. Time to ensure those business associate agreements are in order, says Symantec's Rick Bryant.