Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast Oct. 29, causing widespread damage and power outages. As a result, business continuity plans are being put to the test. How are governments, financial institutions and healthcare organizations responding?
Connecticut is working to improve its cyber incident response, including updating its breach notification law and enacting a privacy task force. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen explains why.
"We will bring in best practices for HIPAA and technology best practices in terms of encryption in how we handle data and share it with stakeholders," says Curt Kwak CIO of Wash. State Health Benefit Exchange.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is not taking adequate steps to protect the privacy of sensitive information that's shared with researchers, according to a new OIG report. Find out what the OIG recommends.
How can hospitals and physicians prepare to comply with the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program's Stage 2 privacy and security requirements? Federal privacy officer Joy Pritts provides insights.
President Obama has not yet reviewed the draft of a proposed executive order to create a process to establish IT security best practices that private owners of critical infrastructure could voluntarily adopt, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano says.
The HHS Office of Inspector General plans to scrutinize whether any HITECH Act electronic health record incentive payments have been inappropriately issued and review HIPAA compliance enforcement efforts.