Preliminary results of our inaugural Healthcare Information Security Today survey, which is still open for participation, show that only about half of healthcare organizations have a plan in place to comply with the HITECH Act breach notification rule.
We're pleased that two members of Congress have asked the Government Accountability Office to study whether federal regulators are adequately addressing the security risks involved in using wireless medical devices.
Experts advise healthcare organizations that are considering using cloud computing to ask vendors tough questions about privacy and security and carefully consider whether they need additional liability insurance coverage to address the risks involved.
Because social media pose significant risks to patient privacy, healthcare organizations need to develop detailed social media policies. But unfortunately, many organizations have yet to take that action.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights should carefully consider comments received on its proposal to require healthcare organizations to provide patients with a complete list of everyone who has electronically viewed their information.
Two electronic health records pioneers that already have earned federal EHR incentive payments stress that a robust risk management program should be an essential component of any movement from paper to electronic records.
Associations representing clinic administrators, healthcare CIOs and health information managers are asking federal regulators to go back to the drawing board on the access report provision of a proposed Accounting of Disclosures rule.
A new consumer survey suggests healthcare organizations still have a long way to go in educating patients about the benefits of electronic health records and easing their concerns about security issues.