The New England Healthcare Exchange Network, one of the nation's oldest health information exchanges, is continuing to use a federated data architecture model to help protect patient data as it broadens the transactions it accommodates, says Sira Cormier, program director.
Removing provisions from the original bill to grant the federal government authority to impose standards on the mostly privately-owned critical IT infrastructure is a concession to win votes from Republicans, who oppose regulation.
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.