A four-year, $15 million federally funded research project will yield practical, updated strategies that hospitals, physician group practices and others can use to keep electronic health records private and secure, the project's leader says.
Guidance on how organizations should protect the confidentiality of personal identifiable information, SP 800-122: Guide to Protecting the Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information, or PII, has been issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The Department of Health and Human Services raised some eyebrows with its announcement that it will pay $26 million to Ketchum Inc. for a public education campaign about the privacy and security of electronic health records and related topics. Some consumer advocates are questioning the selection of Ketchum, given its...
At an online session to solicit comments on a proposed framework for a new Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, planners asked for additional advice on tactics for ramping up enforcement of existing privacy and security regulations.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $60 million in economic stimulus funds under the HITECH Act to four universities for healthcare IT research projects, three of which will address privacy and security issues.
The firm that has won a $26 million public relations contract from the Department of Health and Human Services for a campaign on healthcare information technology, and related privacy and security issues, stirred up controversy with some of its previous government PR efforts.
"While the question of how best to balance privacy and security in the 21st century has no simple answer, what is clear is that our federal electronic privacy laws are woefully outdated," Sen. Patrick Leahy says.
Interview with Adrian Davis of the Information Security Forum
In terms of payments, privacy and third-party relationships, U.S. security leaders have much to learn from - and share with - their peers in the U.K. and elsewhere in the world.
This is the perspective of Adrian Davis, a senior research consultant...
Because even the janitor can be an identity theft threat, keeping records under lock and key can be a powerful protection strategy. Just ask Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. This week, authorities made arrests in a case that involved a janitor "cleaning near patient files" who stole personal information and...
Federal regulators will hold an online "listening session" April 6 to get feedback on a preliminary draft of a "Health IT Strategic Framework" that spells out, among other things, proposed federal privacy and security strategies.