Comments are being accepted through Jan. 14, 2013, on potential privacy and security requirements to be included in the meaningful use rule for Stage 3 of the HITECH Act's electronic health record incentive program.
Rules for Stage 3 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program are in the works. Find out how to provide feedback on the proposed privacy and security provisions, including authentication requirements.
Incorporating new concepts such as security-control overlays and placing a renewed emphasis on information assurance, the forthcoming guidance is 'a total rewrite' from the 2009 version, NIST's Ron Ross says.
The Department of Homeland Security is testing whether data from social media sites can help identify public health issues, such as infectious disease outbreaks and bioterrorism. Learn about the strategy.
Gov. Nikki Haley realizes the potential political consequences of a breach, which explains why she held three press conferences on three consecutive days to address her administration's response to a computer breach of the state's tax IT system.
A court rules on whether a New Hampshire hospital must provide the state's department of public health with broad access to electronic health records as an investigation into a Hepatitis C outbreak continues. Find out the details.
Text-messaging by physicians and other clinicians poses serious potential patient privacy risks. But with security controls in place, some healthcare organizations are giving a green light to texting in certain circumstances.
It's difficult to know where sensitive patient information may be lurking in user files. But some healthcare organizations are finding ways to detect where the information resides so they can protect it. Find out how.
A key aim of the Next Generation Cyber Initiative has been to expand the FBI's ability to quickly define 'the attribution piece' of a cyberattack to help determine an appropriate response, the FBI's Richard McFeely says.
"We will bring in best practices for HIPAA and technology best practices in terms of encryption in how we handle data and share it with stakeholders," says Curt Kwak CIO of Wash. State Health Benefit Exchange.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is not taking adequate steps to protect the privacy of sensitive information that's shared with researchers, according to a new OIG report. Find out what the OIG recommends.
Human genome sequencing can support groundbreaking research leading to improved treatments. But before genetic testing can become common, privacy issues need to be tackled, says Lisa M. Lee, who heads a presidential advisory panel.