Kathryn Marchesini, a privacy adviser at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, outlines the three most important steps healthcare organizations should take to avoid breaches of information on mobile devices.
Sometimes HIPAA training alone is just not enough to drill into peoples' heads why and how patient information needs to be protected. So, how are organizations getting medical staff to do the right thing?
Heading into 2013, security leaders across industry feel confident about their processes and technology. People, though, continue to create the greatest risks. Can "awareness in depth" make a difference?
In recent weeks, the federal tally of major health information breaches has been growing at a relatively slow pace. Is that evidence that healthcare organizations are getting better at preventing breaches?
A breach that resulted in a $1 million HIPAA settlement led Partners Healthcare in Boston to take many significant steps, including merging its privacy and security efforts, says CISO Jennings Aske. More changes are planned for 2013.
The Walgreens drugstore chain will pay $16.6 million to settle a California case involving improper disposal of hazardous waste, as well as certain confidential patient information, in dumpsters near their stores.
A new, private-sector electronic health record certification program will test whether software meets higher security and interoperability requirements than those for the HITECH Act's EHR incentive program.
Despite numerous data breaches, as well as financial incentives and penalties, many healthcare organizations aren't taking risk assessment requirements seriously. Experts offer insights on best practices.
An important lesson in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy is the need to beef up contingency plans, including making sure staff members are cross-trained, says Deborah Kobza, CEO of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Social media platforms are ever-evolving. But organizations' and individuals' use of social media has not evolved and may create new risks, says educator Sherrie Madia. How should we manage these risks?