Federal advisers want to stress the value of risk assessments even more strongly in Stage 3 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program. Meanwhile, regulators are studying how to address health information exchange security issues.
Farzad Mostashari's successor as leader of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will have plenty of privacy and security issues to tackle, industry observers say. Find out what they say is on the to-do list.
Phyllis Schneck, the next deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, comes to the job with a different set of experiences than her predecessors - and that could prove valuable.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is cutting it close with deadlines to address the security risks of a project vital to new state health insurance exchanges slated to begin operations Oct. 1, a new report concludes.
The best ideas to secure the Internet do not come from the top-down government approach imposed by some foreign governments, but from the openness derived by a multi-stakeholder process, says Christopher Painter, America's top cyber diplomat.
New York's statewide health information exchange is leading a groundbreaking effort to enable patients to securely access their own records from different clinicians via one portal. HIE leader David Whitlinger shares the security details.
As IPv6, the new Internet protocol, moves closer to implementation, security options will be enhanced, says EMC researcher Davi Ottenheimer. But what about the new challenges? Here, he reviews what to expect.
What's most fascinating about the nomination of Suzanne Spaulding to be undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate is the fact that many of those in the know didn't realize the post was vacant.
As Riverside Medical Center in Illinois prepares for HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance, it's facing push-back from some business associates about new requirements, says Erik Devine, chief security officer.
The hotline, the communications link established between Washington and Moscow during the Cold War to avert a nuclear war, is being used to warn of potential cyber and environmental crises, the State Department's Christopher Painter says.