Many consumers are concerned about whether their healthcare information will remain private once electronic records are routinely exchanged among providers, a new study confirms. But experts say organizations can take steps to bolster patient trust.
Mattel will sell a cloud-connected $75 "Hello Barbie" doll that can "listen" to what kids are saying and talk back. But security experts warn that anything that connects to the Internet can - and will - be hacked.
West Virginia United Health System is taking a multi-step approach to thwarting insider threats, including aggressive analysis of access audits, says assistant CIO Mark Combs, who helps lead the system's privacy and security efforts.
"Align technology with businesses" is an old phrase. But information security is now part of this change, making strides to align with growth as a business enabler. Enter: the converged technology operations center.
While federal regulators flesh out details of a "roadmap" for electronic health record interoperability, five GOP senators are demanding that more attention be paid to the security and privacy of patient data as it's shared among healthcare providers.
Word that Hillary Clinton maintained a personal email server while secretary of state has elevated cybersecurity and privacy as political issues. But it's just the latest example of such issues grabbing the attention of U.S. voters.
The FCC's new "net neutrality rule," which prevents ISPs from slowing down content streaming along their networks and from charging extra fees to assure faster speed, includes provisions designed to protect the confidential information of customers.
Florence Comite, M.D., a pioneer in the evolving practice of "precision medicine," describes what's needed to protect patient privacy as more genetic and other sensitive data is collected about individuals to personalize their care.
Congressional investigators for the first time are designating protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information as a high risk area within the federal government and calling on Congress to enact new legislation to enhance PII safeguards.
The FTC has ordered medical billing company PaymentsMD to change its practices for the collection and disclosure of consumers' personal health information. What similarities does this case have with concerns over HealthCare.gov's privacy practices?