Despite the government shutdown, Stage 2 of the HITECH Act financial incentive program for the meaningful use of electronic health records kicks off Oct. 1. Learn more about the privacy and security provisions and how to prepare.
It's been four years since federal officials began tracking major healthcare data breaches. What important lessons can be learned from the causes of these breaches as well as HIPAA enforcement actions by federal regulators?
Attorney Ellen Giblin describes who should be involved in determining whether a breach should be reported in compliance with the new breach notification requirements of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. She also offers other compliance insights.
NIST is hosting a workshop this week to continue shaping the cybersecurity framework President Obama wants implemented by February. Learn about the latest developments in the effort to identify IT security best practices.
As the Sept. 23 enforcement deadline for HIPAA Omnibus approaches, an error that many business associates are making is thinking that compliance can be achieved with a simple checklist, says consultant Andrew Hicks.
As healthcare organizations ramp up HIPAA compliance efforts, they should make far greater use of guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, says security consultant Mac McMillan.
Iris scanning is becoming old hat for authenticating individuals entering secured facilities or crossing international borders, but it remains several years away for use in providing access to IT systems.
If your organization's leadership has been lukewarm to funding information security efforts, it's time to turn up the heat before you end up in hot water with federal regulators enforcing the HIPAA Omnibus Rule.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued new guidance for designing cryptographic key management systems that describes topics designers should consider when developing specifications.
Creating circles of trust - networks of IT security professionals who rely on one another - is a key element in forthcoming National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance on incident response.
NIST is developing risk management guidance on the IT supply chain that says organizations should take an incremental approach and ensure that they first reach a base maturity level in organizational practices.