The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services needs to better integrate its anti-fraud system with its claims payment system to stop fake Medicare bills from being paid, according to a new GAO report. What else does GAO recommend?
Rules for Stage 3 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program are in the works. Find out how to provide feedback on the proposed privacy and security provisions, including authentication requirements.
Farzad Mostashari, who heads the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, told a House panel that the HITECH incentive program is on track to achieve its goals of widespread adoption of EHRs and secure data interchange.
NIST issues its interagency report on supply chain practices as a congressional panel cautions against using Chinese-made components that some lawmakers fear might have been altered to spy on Western governments and businesses.
Despite numerous data breaches, as well as financial incentives and penalties, many healthcare organizations aren't taking risk assessment requirements seriously. Experts offer insights on best practices.
Declining prices for human genome sequencing are likely going to make such testing more common for medical research and clinical care. But what privacy issues need to be addressed first to protect genomic data?
A House subcommittee on Nov. 14 will hold a hearing to scrutinize the HITECH Act's electronic health record incentive program and whether it adequately promotes the interoperability of EHR systems to ease the secure exchange of information.
An important lesson in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy is the need to beef up contingency plans, including making sure staff members are cross-trained, says Deborah Kobza, CEO of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Incorporating new concepts such as security-control overlays and placing a renewed emphasis on information assurance, the forthcoming guidance is 'a total rewrite' from the 2009 version, NIST's Ron Ross says.