A new GAO report criticizes HHS for its tardiness in issuing guidance for how to de-identify patient data. The report also calls on HHS to spell out plans for continuing its HIPAA compliance audit program beyond this year.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle a HIPAA case stemming from a relatively small breach. Federal authorities listed numerous security shortcomings at the department, which oversees Medicaid in the state.
The Markle Foundation has updated its guidance on health information exchange privacy and security issues to help HIE organizers and participants develop an environment of trust. Learn about the latest recommendations for policies and practices.
A radiologist formerly affiliated with a Connecticut hospital has agreed to pay a fine as part of a settlement with the state's medical examining board for inappropriately accessing patient information to use in marketing his services. Find out the size of the penalty.
Some organizations are focusing so much attention on the bring-your-own-device trend and on implementing a mobile device management system that they're neglecting mobile app security issues, says security expert Jeff Williams.
An Obama administration memo, issued by U.S. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner, cautions federal agencies that interfering with e-mails used by government employees to unveil misconduct could be unlawful.
The initial 20 HIPAA compliance audits found that more organizations had trouble with security compliance than privacy compliance, an analysis by federal officials shows. Learn about the other findings.
"This is about preparing the battlefield for another type of covert action," a former high-ranking U.S. intelligence official says. "Cyber collection against the Iranian program is way further down the road than this."
LinkedIn's failure to comply with long standing industry standard encryption protocols jeopardized its users' PII, and diminished the value of the services, the class action federal lawsuit filed in northern California says.