Federal officials have released a final rule setting guidelines, including privacy and security provisions, for state insurance exchanges, called for under healthcare reform, which must begin operating by 2014.
Consumer advocate Deven McGraw describes what she likes and doesn't like about the privacy and security provisions in the proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program.
Cybersecurity Act sponsors intensify their campaign to enact the legislation that would change the way the government protects critical federal and private-sector IT networks as a group of key Republican senators offers an alternative bill.
The rapid adoption of electronic health records at physicians' offices, which are making the transition from paper to digitized records in the blink of any eye, means ensuring the security of that information is a major challenge.
The Obama administration's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights should be seen as a vital document to help shape an expansive and globally accepted privacy framework in the United States, privacy and data security lawyer Lisa Sotto says.
Proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program, to be unveiled today, will contain a substantial list of new privacy and security requirements, federal officials confirm.
To protect privacy without adversely affecting the quality of healthcare, hospitals and clinics need to monitor records access and use access controls, a medical informatics expert at Kaiser Permanente says.
IT security practitioners who employ the RSA public-private key cryptography needn't lose sleep about its efficacy, despite new research that raises questions on how it creates large prime numbers to generate secret keys, IT security authority Gene Spafford says.