The Department of Health and Human Services should provide regularly updated, detailed guidance on all aspects of HIPAA security rule compliance, the Privacy and Security Tiger Team plans to recommend.
Servers at Virginia Commonwealth University were recently hacked, potentially exposing Social Security numbers for more than 176,000 faculty, staff, students and affiliates at the university and the VCU Health System.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is providing billions of dollars in financial incentives for healthcare organizations to adopt electronic health records, needs an information technology upgrade of its own, according to a new report.
U.S. and Estonian authorities have broken up one of the largest Internet crime schemes that allegedly netted $14 million in fraudulent advertising fees and infected 4 million computers in 100 countries.
The Food and Drug Administration should regulate health information technology if stepped-up efforts to improve IT safety fail to achieve adequate results, a federal advisory group recommends in a new report.
The U.S. government is circulating a draft document of seven high-level categories detailing tasks, skills and job titles of IT security occupations that should help organizations to architect more effectively their staffs to safeguard data and systems.
A group of state health information exchange organizers and technology vendors has developed a set of technical specifications designed to standardize securely connecting electronic health records to health information exchanges.
Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Federal Trade Commission to look into a new practice in which credit agencies keep estimates of individuals' personal information such as medication use and personal income from consumers.
Want more money to spend on your enterprise's information security programs? Deloitte's Mike Brown and Amry Junaideen say IT security managers must show their non-IT bosses how the lack of IT security would adversely affect their operations.
Improving regulatory compliance efforts is the No. 1 information security priority for healthcare organizations in the year ahead. That's a key finding of the inaugural Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
Just four months after agreeing to pay an $865,000 penalty for a series of HIPAA violations, UCLA Health System has revealed a breach incident involving the theft of an external hard drive from a former employee's home.