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.
After going back to the drawing board, federal advisers have reached their original conclusion: No special privacy or security policies are needed for non-targeted health data queries. Read their rationale.
More than one-quarter of the U.S. Senate is asking the national intelligence director to reveal more information to the public regarding the government's programs to collect massive amounts of data on communications of ordinary Americans.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, has offered Congress a glimpse at its security and privacy priorities for next year. Let us know what you think of the to-do list.