Healthcare providers are turning to patient portals to provide remote access to electronic health records. But they face challenges when giving parents access to the records of minors of a certain age, says attorney Adam Greene.
Federal prosecutors have charged a former hospital CFO with submitting false documents to obtain about $785,000 from the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program. Find out more about the ongoing federal fraud crackdown.
Patients entrust their lives to healthcare organizations. Shouldn't their personal data also be safe? Symantec's Axel Wirth on what healthcare security leaders must do differently to protect patient data.
The ongoing epidemic of health data breaches involving unencrypted laptops demonstrates why many healthcare organizations need to conduct more meaningful risk assessments, says security expert Dan Berger.
Organizations in all sectors can improve their compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard by taking five critical steps, says Rodolphe Simonetti of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, which just issued a new PCI compliance report.
Some people say the U.S. faces a cybersecurity staffing shortage. Renowned computer science professor Eugene Spafford disagrees. He discusses what he sees as the real shortage and what we can do about it.
A government watchdog plans a variety of activities to scrutinize the data security practices of healthcare providers, including hospitals' security controls over medical devices. It also will take a close look at the HealthCare.gov website.