One of the final rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program has moved a step closer to publication. The Office of Management and Budget is now reviewing the meaningful use rule.
Acquiring information security wares gets more complicated every day - some 1,000 vendors offer 150 categories of products - so it's unreasonable to expect even the most informed chief information security officers to know everything about them.
Now that Tennessee is pulling the plug on its statewide health information exchange, it's a good time to reassess the many challenges that HIEs face - including the need to ensure patients that their information will be protected.
Organizations using semantics and big data tools are creating a new position called data scientist to help uncover fraud and identify undetected vulnerabilities. Here are profiles of three leaders who have embraced this role.
The White House says an executive order signed by President Obama will help assure government access to networks during a national emergency, but a civil liberties group contends it gives the government authority to seize privately run networks.
The draft guidelines recommend developing system threat models, instituting a mobile-device security policy, implementing and testing a prototype of the mobile-device solution and securing a device before allowing user access.
Eight class action lawsuits filed in the wake of a 2011 data breach involving TRICARE, the military health program, and affecting nearly 5 million individuals have been consolidated into one case that will be handled by the U.S District Court in Washington, D.C.