To meet Obama administration concerns, the House sponsors of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act amended the bill. But a White House spokesman says those changes didn't go far enough to protect citizens' privacy and civil liberties.
The New York eHealth Collaborative is developing a national provider directory to ensure that electronic queries for patient data go to the right place and privacy is protected, says the group's leader, David Whitlinger.
Two insiders at healthcare facilities affiliated with the University of Florida have been arrested in ID theft cases. The breaches were part of a broader ID theft ring, authorities allege, and more arrests are pending.
The advocacy group Patient Privacy Rights has co-developed a "trust framework" that IT vendors and their clients can use to help measure compliance with privacy principles. But will it prove practical?
In the aftermath of a massive health data breach last year and a smaller incident this year, the state of Utah is taking a number of steps, including creating a data security office within the health department.
An advisory panel is outlining how to address privacy and security issues involved in the exchange of patient information among healthcare providers using the query and response method. How will the recommendations be put to use?
Intel has added privacy to the portfolio of its top information security executive, Malcolm Harkins, who says too many information security professionals are "color blind or tone deaf" to privacy, wrongly thinking strong data protection provides privacy safeguards.
The health advocacy group Genetic Alliance on April 5 will unveil a registry designed to enable patients to control how health information is shared with researchers. Spokesman Greg Biggers discusses privacy measures.
The new Aurora Research Institute is taking multiple steps to protect the privacy of patients who participate in medical research, clinical trials and personalized medicine endeavors, says institute leader Randall Lambrecht.
Healthcare organizations signing new deals with vendors, including many cloud services providers, must make sure that their business associate agreements reflect the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule's requirements.
The Privacy and Security Tiger Team, which advises federal regulators, is tackling the issues involved in the exchange of patient information among healthcare providers using the query and response method.