The nation's healthcare information exchanges must focus on privacy and security as they develop new functions and features, says Irene Koch, executive director of the Brooklyn Health Information Exchange.
The National Cybersecurity Alliance's Michael Kaiser believes young people would seriously consider careers in IT security if they met role models like chief information security officers found throughout the country.
A 234-page proposal to significantly update the HIPAA privacy, security and enforcement rules is designed to ensure that patients' rights are protected as more health records are digitized and exchanged.
A year ago, the info-tech workforce shrank by 145,000 individuals, but with hopes of new jobs, all but 3,000 of those lost professionals have returned to the IT workforce, according to our analysis of government employment statistics.
"The cloud is not such a special technology necessarily that it is exempt from a security perspective, but is just another implementation of IT, and is a natural evolution of where we come from," Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says.