The final version of regulations to carry out the HITECH Act must include far more details on privacy and security to ensure widespread adoption of electronic health records, says William R. Braithwaite, M.D., Ph.D.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has launched an investigation into an apparent breach by a radiologist who was taking information from one hospital where he formerly worked and using it to drum up business at another hospital.
"While the question of how best to balance privacy and security in the 21st century has no simple answer, what is clear is that our federal electronic privacy laws are woefully outdated," Sen. Patrick Leahy says.
The legislation introduced in both houses would require the president to provide a global assessment of identify threats from abroad and work with other countries to crack down on their own cyber criminals.
With Howard Schmidt's appointment as national cybersecurity coordinator, his role as president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has been filled by Kevin Richards, a risk management advisor with Crowe Horwath.
An identity theft ring relied on a janitor to steal personal information from patient files at a Chicago hospital, authorities say.
As many as 250 patients were possible victims of identity theft at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the year-long identity scam.
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Federal regulators will hold an online "listening session" April 6 to get feedback on a preliminary draft of a "Health IT Strategic Framework" that spells out, among other things, proposed federal privacy and security strategies.
A federal agency will survey U.S. consumers on their attitudes toward electronic health information exchange and related privacy and security issues.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology within the Department of Health and Human Services announced in the Federal Register March 19...
By transitioning from information security into law, Patrick Mueller took advantage of an opportunity many information security professionals now see: The chance to leverage practical experience in a growing legal field.