Enforcing standards for privacy and security is a major part of a new health information exchange accreditation program, says Lee Barrett, executive director of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission.
NIST updates its national checklist program for IT products, tech specs for SCAP and guide to using vulnerability naming schemes as well as providing a status report on its cryptographic hash algorithm competition.
In case you weren't one of the more than 31,000 who attended this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference in Orlando, here's a rundown of some of the privacy and security news from the show.
A team headed by Senior Computer Scientist Ron Ross will update one of NIST's premier risk management publications - SP 800-53: Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.
As federal authorities continue efforts to develop privacy and security guidelines for health information exchanges, a new survey shows that healthcare providers and others consider privacy and security as the issues with the most potential to derail HIEs.
In the second major HIPAA enforcement action announced by federal authorities this week, Massachusetts General Hospital and its physicians organization have entered into a resolution agreement that calls for paying a $1 million settlement and taking corrective action to avoid future violations.
The ruckus over a new cybersecurity bill's ban of a so-called Internet kill switch camouflages the real significance of the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act. The bill, if enacted, would rejigger the way to govern federal IT security.
The owner of four clinics in Maryland has been fined $4.3 million for HIPAA privacy rule violations that involved failing to provide 41 patients with access to their medical records and then failing to cooperate with federal investigators.