A new presidential fellowship program, which seeks developers for short-term technology assignments, includes a project designed to spread the use of the Blue Button medical records secure download function.
A Massachusetts hospital that reported a 2010 breach involving lost backup tapes with information on 800,000 individuals has agreed to pay a $475,000 penalty to settle a state attorney general's HIPAA lawsuit.
The Obama Administration has unveiled a "digital government" strategy that requires federal agencies to launch new mobile applications. The strategy calls for standardized implementation of privacy controls.
As federal authorities ponder how to ensure health information exchanges follow the same "rules of the road," observers are debating whether the proposed voluntary compliance with guidelines will prove effective.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation warns of a scheme involving pop-up windows through which fraudsters trick travelers into installing bogus software updates. The "updates" are really malware installations.
Some of the most-connected people in D.C.'s cybersecurity community never heard of Michael Daniel, who will succeed Howard Schmidt when he retires as White House cybersecurity coordinator. Here's the skinny on Daniel.
The Department of Homeland Security has issued a report on the risks involved in using wireless medical devices and other mobile technologies in healthcare and the best practices for mitigating threats.
Attorney Adam Greene offers insights on what organizations should be doing now to prepare for compliance with the proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program.