Enabling the secure sharing of patient data is a key aspect of work under way to modernize the Department of Veterans Affair's VistA electronic health record system, says Jim Traficant of ASM Research, which is leading an infrastructure project.
A controversial U.K. "emergency" surveillance bill has become law, just seven days after being introduced to Parliament. But a privacy rights group has already promised to challenge the new law in court.
It's hurricane season, but natural and man-made disasters can happen anytime. Unfortunately, healthcare organizations are often unprepared for how to rebound so their data operations continue to run smoothly and securely in the wake of a crisis.
Sorting through the privacy issues involved when giving patients access to their healthcare records via a Web portal is a challenging task, says federal adviser Micky Tripathi, who outlines some of the key issues involved.
Characterizing the state of employment among American information security practitioners, executive recruiter Joyce Brocaglia says, "We are experiencing negative unemployment in the field of information security."
HIPAA settlements with large financial penalties grab headlines, but the majority of regulatory actions tied to breaches and other HIPAA complaints call for no such penalties. And most complaints are dismissed. Find out why.
Taking steps to ensure patient privacy is protected as more records are exchanged among provider organizations will be a top challenge for ONC's next chief privacy officer, says the office's outgoing privacy chief, Joy Pritts.
A federal advisory panel is gearing up to tackle a number of data security, privacy and legal issues involved when accessing and exchanging the electronic health information of patients who are minors. Find out what makes those issues so complex.
Consistency in privacy and security policies will prove critical to an effort in New York to link 10 regional health information exchanges into a statewide network, says David Whitlinger, executive director of the statewide initiative.
A GOP report offers a scathing assessment of technical and management issues - including security practices - that contributed to the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov. Meanwhile, HHS announces new management positions for the Obamacare project.