To fill a gap in professional development and educational resources for healthcare information security leaders, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has launched a new offshoot group for healthcare CISOs.
A new study of hospitals shows that, in general, those that routinely use EHRs don't submit higher claims for insurance payments than institutions that have yet to adopt EHRs, says researcher Julia Adler-Milstein.
A U.S. federal court judge has upheld a warrant requiring Microsoft to give the Justice Department copies of e-mails being stored at a data center in Dublin. But Microsoft plans to appeal the ruling on privacy grounds.
A U.S. appeals court has agreed to hear Wyndham Worldwide's appeal regarding what authority the FTC has over corporate data security. The dispute stems from a suit the FTC brought against the hotel chain following three payment card data breaches.
A new government watchdog report says the governance practices of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were ineffective in the development of the HealthCare.gov website and its systems. A privacy and security report is pending.
Brian Cornell, newly appointed CEO of Target Corp., faces the challenge of ensuring that the protection of customer information is a top priority at the company following last year's massive data breach.
Ensuring patient privacy is protected as more electronic health records are exchanged will be one of the top challenges for the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT's next chief privacy officer, says ONC's former privacy chief, Joy Pritts.
A new handbook from the National Association of Corporate Directors, titled Cyber-Risk Oversight, offers five principles to guide boards of directors in helping their organizations address IT security threats.