As the federal government attempts to crack down on Medicare and Medicaid fraud, officials have discovered that most medical schools don't offer training on how to comply with federal fraud and abuse laws.
Organizations involved in exchanging electronic health records should provide patients with clear, brief notices about their data sharing policies, a privacy and security tiger team advising federal regulators says.
In light of a survey confirming that medical students aren't getting enough training on how to comply with Medicare and Medicaid laws aimed at preventing fraud and abuse, federal authorities will prepare educational materials on the subject.
Healthcare organizations need to improve the methods they use to objectively assess the severity of a security incident and whether it should be reported to comply with the HITECH Act's breach notification rule, one privacy officer says.
Two weeks after authorities on two continents arrested cyber criminals linked to the Zeus malware, Microsoft has added the infamous Trojan's signature to one of its best removal tools in an effort to hunt down infected machines.