New privacy and security guidance for federally funded health information exchanges provides a good framework, but must be phased in over time, says Andrew VanZee, director of an Indiana HIE initiative.
Federal authorities are holding workshops to gather ideas for how to build a National Healthcare Cybersecurity Response Framework aimed at protecting critical infrastructure, says Deborah Kobza, who's coordinating the effort.
FTC settlement agreements in two cases involving data exposed on peer-to-peer networks offer a reminder of the risks involved in using the networks. Social Security numbers, healthcare information and other personal details were exposed.
A successful effort to build a corporate culture that values privacy should be built on ideas that come from the rank-and-file staff in all departments, says Jan Hillier, a specialist in managing change.
Members of Congress have again expressed concerns about security measures at TRICARE, the military health program, in the wake of a September 2011 breach, and officials with the program have agreed to a briefing.