Declining prices for human genome sequencing are likely going to make such testing more common for medical research and clinical care. But what privacy issues need to be addressed first to protect genomic data?
A House subcommittee on Nov. 14 will hold a hearing to scrutinize the HITECH Act's electronic health record incentive program and whether it adequately promotes the interoperability of EHR systems to ease the secure exchange of information.
The Department of Homeland Security is testing whether data from social media sites can help identify public health issues, such as infectious disease outbreaks and bioterrorism. Learn about the strategy.
Acquiring IT security products gets more complicated every day, so SINET's John Muir says it's not unreasonable to expect that even the most informed CISO needs help in identifying the right hardware, software and services to obtain.
A court rules on whether a New Hampshire hospital must provide the state's department of public health with broad access to electronic health records as an investigation into a Hepatitis C outbreak continues. Find out the details.
Text-messaging by physicians and other clinicians poses serious potential patient privacy risks. But with security controls in place, some healthcare organizations are giving a green light to texting in certain circumstances.