More than $750 million worth of federal grants will fund state health information exchanges as well as new regional extension centers offering healthcare IT training, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
To make sure their information technology strategies adequately address the needs of physicians, many hospitals have designated a doctor to serve as chief medical informatics officer. These physicians are working closely with CIOs, CSOs and others to help select and implement I.T., including technologies to keep...
The rules of job seeking are in constant flux - particularly in information security, where job demands and requirements are ever-evolving.
Where does that leave a job seeker looking to stand out from the crowd?
The following are strategies offered by information security hiring managers:
With House passage of the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, add one more piece of infosec legislation for the Senate to consider. Still, there's no guarantee that bill or any major IT security measure will be signed into law in 2010.
How do CIOs at community hospitals, which have limited resources, address data security challenges, such as compliance with the privacy and security provisions of the HITECH Act?
Charles Christian, CIO at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., also serves as the defacto chief security officer, dividing up...
Social media sites are changing the rules of job search, offering a new relationship-based approach that allows individuals and organizations to build communities through online profiles, affinity groups and networks of contacts.
A Florida health insurance company reports that two laptops were recently stolen from its corporate office in Gainesville. One of the laptops may not have been properly encrypted, according to the company.
A new report validates 89 functioning U.S. health information exchanges that serve multiple organizations in a region. In addition to achieving financial viability, key challenges for emerging exchanges include tackling privacy, security and patient consent issues, according to the report.
The number of identity fraud victims increased 12 percent to 11.1 million people in 2009 -- the second consecutive annual increase. At the same time, the total amount of fraud also increased by 12.5 percent to $54 billion.
These are the headlines of the newly-released 2010 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy &...
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations need to identify data security breaches "in a much more systematic way" to help ensure the privacy of personal information. That's the advice of Lisa Gallagher, senior director for privacy and security at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems...