In the aftermath of a massive health data breach last year and a smaller incident this year, the state of Utah is taking a number of steps, including creating a data security office within the health department.
An advisory panel is outlining how to address privacy and security issues involved in the exchange of patient information among healthcare providers using the query and response method. How will the recommendations be put to use?
Intel has added privacy to the portfolio of its top information security executive, Malcolm Harkins, who says too many information security professionals are "color blind or tone deaf" to privacy, wrongly thinking strong data protection provides privacy safeguards.
The health advocacy group Genetic Alliance on April 5 will unveil a registry designed to enable patients to control how health information is shared with researchers. Spokesman Greg Biggers discusses privacy measures.
The new Aurora Research Institute is taking multiple steps to protect the privacy of patients who participate in medical research, clinical trials and personalized medicine endeavors, says institute leader Randall Lambrecht.
Healthcare organizations signing new deals with vendors, including many cloud services providers, must make sure that their business associate agreements reflect the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule's requirements.
The Privacy and Security Tiger Team, which advises federal regulators, is tackling the issues involved in the exchange of patient information among healthcare providers using the query and response method.
Mobility and privacy: Increasingly, organizations are forced to take actions on these topics. What are the latest legal and regulatory trends? Attorneys David Navetta and Ronald Raether share insights.
Preparing for compliance with the privacy and security provisions of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program go hand-in-hand, says federal privacy officer Joy Pritts.
Patient portals can fulfill some regulatory requirements related to providing individuals with electronic access to their medical records. But privacy and security concerns must be addressed, two experts say.
New research says more than 25 percent of consumers hit by a data breach later become victims of identity fraud - especially when payment card information is exposed. Javelin's Al Pascual shares analysis.