Removing provisions from the original bill to grant the federal government authority to impose standards on the mostly privately-owned critical IT infrastructure is a concession to win votes from Republicans, who oppose regulation.
RSA CISO Eddie Schwartz says he spends more time talking to other chief information security officers and IT security practitioners today than he did a decade ago, when he held the same job at Nationwide Insurance Co.
One of the final rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program has moved a step closer to publication. The Office of Management and Budget is now reviewing the meaningful use rule.
Acquiring information security wares gets more complicated every day - some 1,000 vendors offer 150 categories of products - so it's unreasonable to expect even the most informed chief information security officers to know everything about them.
Now that Tennessee is pulling the plug on its statewide health information exchange, it's a good time to reassess the many challenges that HIEs face - including the need to ensure patients that their information will be protected.