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.
Information security isn't just the domain of those branded information security professionals but also requires the knowledge of nearly every other IT occupation as well as individuals in many non-technology jobs, too.
A new GAO report criticizes HHS for its tardiness in issuing guidance for how to de-identify patient data. The report also calls on HHS to spell out plans for continuing its HIPAA compliance audit program beyond this year.
The Markle Foundation has updated its guidance on health information exchange privacy and security issues to help HIE organizers and participants develop an environment of trust. Learn about the latest recommendations for policies and practices.
An Obama administration memo, issued by U.S. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner, cautions federal agencies that interfering with e-mails used by government employees to unveil misconduct could be unlawful.
LinkedIn's failure to comply with long standing industry standard encryption protocols jeopardized its users' PII, and diminished the value of the services, the class action federal lawsuit filed in northern California says.
FTC settlement agreements in two cases involving data exposed on peer-to-peer networks offer a reminder of the risks involved in using the networks. Social Security numbers, healthcare information and other personal details were exposed.
If you'd like to avoid being subjected to a federally mandated biennial data security audit for the next 20 years, you might want to make sure no one in your organization is using peer-to-peer networks.