Top executives at healthcare organizations must take the lead in overcoming a culture that portrays privacy and security as barriers, says Joy Pritts, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Federal regulators are spearheading an effort to improve patient data matching with an aim of identifying best practices for bolstering patient safety. Learn why Russ Branzell of CHIME and others say the effort is so important.
As the Sept. 23 enforcement deadline for HIPAA Omnibus approaches, an error that many business associates are making is thinking that compliance can be achieved with a simple checklist, says consultant Andrew Hicks.
As new state health insurance exchanges gear up for open enrollment Oct. 1, privacy expert Chris Rasmussen asks whether regulators will miss the deadline for a risk analysis of a key data services hub.
The panel would review the latest intelligence and communications technologies to determine the risk of unauthorized disclosure to national security and foreign policy, as well as assess the need to maintain the public trust.
The Federal CIO Council will trim its committees from six to three to focus its efforts on IT security, portfolio management and innovation. Each committee will report to a 14-member executive committee chaired by Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel.
After months of delay, a hearing has been scheduled to discuss a controversial accounting of disclosures proposal that calls for giving patients the right to a full report outlining who has accessed their records.
Improper disposal of protected health information poses significant risks, as recent breach incidents demonstrate. That's why organizations need to do a better job vetting disposal companies and verifying that data or devices are actually destroyed.