"Clearly, the market has not developed ... on its own the cybersecurity requirements," John Brennan says. "Of course, if it did, then we wouldn't have these intrusions and the billions of dollars of losses that companies are now writing off."
The federated data model of a long-running Massachusetts HIE has its members safeguarding their own data. Find out the other ways that "pushing" data helps the New England Healthcare Exchange Network protect patient information.
Google will pay $22.5 million to settle FTC charges that it misrepresented its privacy promises to Apple Safari users. The fine is the largest penalty the FTC has ever obtained for violation of one of its orders.
Microsoft says its next version of the Internet Explorer web browser will feature "do not track" as a default user setting. What are the online privacy implications? Trevor Hughes of the IAPP weighs in.
As more consumers take advantage of mobile devices for telemedicine, they need to be educated on steps to take to help ensure that their medical information remains secure, says telehealth expert Chuck Parker.
The New England Healthcare Exchange Network, one of the nation's oldest health information exchanges, is continuing to use a federated data architecture model to help protect patient data as it broadens the transactions it accommodates, says Sira Cormier, program director.
Removing provisions from the original bill to grant the federal government authority to impose standards on the mostly privately-owned critical IT infrastructure is a concession to win votes from Republicans, who oppose regulation.
Now that Tennessee is pulling the plug on its statewide health information exchange, it's a good time to reassess the many challenges that HIEs face - including the need to ensure patients that their information will be protected.