To help prevent fraud, the Department of Heath and Human Services is taking a preliminary step toward fingerprint-based criminal background checks for the owners of certain organizations seeking to serve Medicare patients.
Securing the massive amounts of data swamping organizations, a trend known as big data, can be addressed, in part, by organizations simply getting rid of data no longer needed, Grant Thornton's Danny Miller says.
When creating a patient portal that provides access to electronic health records, healthcare organizations must educate patients about the need for authenticating their identities, says Sharp Healthcare CIO Bill Spooner.
What's the best strategy for communications after a data breach, like the one suffered by Global Payments Inc.? Bob Carr, CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, discusses what to say in the weeks following a breach.
Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Fla., is notifying about 9,500 patients that two fired employees may have inappropriately accessed their personal information with the intent to process fraudulent tax returns.
What's the best way to win a CEO's support for greater information security investments? Consultant Eric Mueller advises IT security professionals to spell out the business impact of inadequate security.
"Regulation drives spending," says George Tubin of GT Advisors. "You're in a situation where the regulators are telling you, 'You have to do something; you have to make improvements.' Therefore, the bank has to spend some money on technology."