The innocent use for three years of a Yahoo calendar application exposed personally identifiable information of 878 patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs' Chicago Healthcare Systems, a violation of VA policy.
With more than 220 major health information breaches reported to federal authorities so far under the HITECH Act requirements, healthcare organizations are looking for effective strategies to prevent breaches and avoid headlines. One critical element to any breach prevention strategy is beefing up network...
Looking ahead to the new year, Kristin Lovejoy of IBM says information security organizations face a host of global compliance issues - and the complexity of this challenge may be the biggest task of 2011.
Staff training, aggressive breach prevention efforts and strong sanctions for violating policies are key to creating a corporate culture that values privacy and security, says Alan Dowling, the new CEO of the American Health Information Management Association.