University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is replacing its decade-old identity management system with a new system that can better tackle emerging risks, says John Houston, UPMC's security and privacy leader.
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule could play an important role in improving the security of medical devices that store patient data, says an official with the agency that enforces HIPAA. Find out what part the rule could play.
Authenticating appropriate network administrators and employees has become increasingly challenging, especially for healthcare organizations and regional banking institutions, says Tim Ager of Celestix.
Business line managers are in better positions to control and monitor network and system access privileges than IT departments, since they know their employees and the privileges they should be provided, says Bill Evans of Dell Software.
As the banking industry gets better at defending itself against security threats, cybercriminals will focus more of their attention on stealing data from the healthcare industry, predicts cybercrime expert Bill Fox.
Preparing for compliance with the privacy and security provisions of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program go hand-in-hand, says federal privacy officer Joy Pritts.
Patient portals can fulfill some regulatory requirements related to providing individuals with electronic access to their medical records. But privacy and security concerns must be addressed, two experts say.