Federal regulators plan to give healthcare providers an extra year to comply with requirements, including enhanced privacy and security measures, for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program.
The Department of Health and Human Services should make several revisions in its plans for a revamp of the HIPAA accounting of disclosures rule and conduct pilot tests before implementing a final rule, an advisory panel recommends.
Hackers have pilfered some 2 million user passwords and credentials for Facebook and other social media and Internet sites, according to IT security provider Trustwave. The hackers attacked computers in about 100 nations.
The latest FISMA audit of the Department of Homeland Security furnishes fodder for both sides of the argument over whether Congress should codify Obama administration actions that have granted DHS sway over other federal civilian agencies.
Joy Pritts, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, offers insights on the best ways to prevent data breaches involving lost or stolen devices or records snooping.