The possibility grows that hackers could take away control of the car from drivers as more automakers provide vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications networks to third-party development.
The 2010 HIMSS Security Survey confirms that healthcare organizations are making inadequate progress on ensuring the security of electronic health records and other patient information, says security expert Lisa Gallagher.
American consumers need to know that personal health records must follow government-mandated guidelines for ensuring privacy and security, just as is the case for electronic health records. Otherwise, the use of PHRs may never become widespread.
As hospitals and clinics develop strategies for complying with the privacy and security provisions of the HITECH Act and HIPAA, they must be careful not to overlook the additional risks involved in using wireless technologies.