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.
New York's statewide health information exchange is leading a groundbreaking effort to enable patients to securely access their own records from different clinicians via one portal. HIE leader David Whitlinger shares the security details.
NSA Deputy Director John Inglis tells a Senate panel that the agency neither fired nor admonished any personnel in connection with the leak by Edward Snowden of details about top-secret intelligence-gathering programs.
A judge finds WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy but convicts him on other charges. How will the mixed verdict sway NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's decision on whether to remain on the lam?
By being transparent, federal government agencies can minimize public concern that government monitors individual speech and action on social media, new guidance from the U.S. federal CIO Council advises.
Providing patients with more transparency into who's electronically requesting their health information can not only improve data privacy, but also help patients catch record errors and ID theft, says David Staggs, a participant in a new pilot.
A former respiratory therapist has pleaded guilty in an ID theft case involving more than 800 patient records. A security expert explains why detecting insider fraud can be difficult and offers prevention tips.