More of a passing thought than a real proposal, a former national intelligence director suggests the creation of a Department of Cyber to tackle cyber threats, but before the idea could set in, Michael McConnell said he had second thoughts.
Many of those testifying at a hearing about a presidential council's call for a universal exchange language Tuesday urged a go-slow, deliberative approach to the effort to improve the interoperability of electronic health records while maintaining privacy.
Implementing electronic health records software that includes security functions is just the first of many steps involved in ensuring security, says Bonnie Cassidy, president of the American Health Information Management Association.
Some 1.7 million individuals are being notified of a health information breach incident involving data from The New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. It's the largest breach reported so far under the HITECH Act breach notification rule.
Clinics applying for HITECH Act electronic health records incentive payments are getting a reminder about the importance of information security, says Robert Tennant of the Medical Group Management Association