To help prevent fraud, the Department of Heath and Human Services is taking a preliminary step toward fingerprint-based criminal background checks for the owners of certain organizations seeking to serve Medicare patients.
When creating a patient portal that provides access to electronic health records, healthcare organizations must educate patients about the need for authenticating their identities, says Sharp Healthcare CIO Bill Spooner.
Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Fla., is notifying about 9,500 patients that two fired employees may have inappropriately accessed their personal information with the intent to process fraudulent tax returns.
What's the best way to win a CEO's support for greater information security investments? Consultant Eric Mueller advises IT security professionals to spell out the business impact of inadequate security.
CIO Roger Baker concurs with auditor's recommendations, saying the Department of Veterans Affairs has "embarked on a cultural transformation" and that "securing information is everyone's responsibility."
Science Applications International Corp. claims it has enough insurance to cover the costs of potential judgments or settlements stemming from seven class action lawsuits related to a September 2011 breach incident affecting 4.9 million TRICARE beneficiaries.