"This is not a record of success; whatever we are doing is not working," says James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "As a nation, despite all the talk, we are still not serious about cybersecurity."
The HHS Office for Civil Rights is seeking a 13.5 percent increase in its budget for fiscal 2012 to fund initiatives primarily designed to enforce HIPAA and HITECH Act provisions for privacy and security.
Institutions can learn a great deal from Japan's disaster planning and response. But security expert Mark Lobel of PricewaterhouseCoopers says this growing crisis also teaches us: "Even the best laid plans only go so far."
To ramp up efforts to detect Medicaid fraud, the Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would enable states to use federal matching funds to support Medicaid claims data mining.
Disaster recovery expert Regina Phelps says Japan's nuclear emergency puts local citizens at risk, but organizations globally can learn from the crisis. "I hope that all of us look at this and ask, 'What can I do to be better prepared?'"
Insurer Health Net is notifying 1.9 million individuals that their healthcare and personal information may have been breached as a result of nine server drives missing from a California data center managed by IBM.
The Internet is inherently insecure, and the only way to ensure today's evolving information systems is to build them upon three pillars of trust. This is the premise of Mike Ozburn, Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, which has just authored a new white paper about these pillars.
Roundup of news and insights from the National HIPAA Summit, including the announcement that state attorneys general soon will receive training on how to file federal civil lawsuits for HIPAA violations.
"We are training organizations to become more security focused and get them away from the check box mentality," says Jeremy King of the PCI Security Standards Council, describing the group's new approach to increasing PCI awareness globally.