Roundup of news and insights from the National HIPAA Summit, including the announcement that state attorneys general soon will receive training on how to file federal civil lawsuits for HIPAA violations.
In the initial wake of Japan's devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami, business continuity plans have been tested, and organizations now are dealing with severe aftershocks and a growing national crisis, says Alan Berman, executive director of DRI International.
Recent incidents of corporate account takeover have pushed regulators, associations and practitioners to call for greater awareness and more collaboration between commercial customers and banks. But is there an ROI to enhanced awareness?
Speculation about the pending update to online authentication guidance has been circulating around water coolers for months now. "A [disclosure] like this could make it more challenging for the regulators," says attorney David Navetta.
In case you weren't one of the more than 31,000 who attended this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference in Orlando, here's a rundown of some of the privacy and security news from the show.
The ruckus over a new cybersecurity bill's ban of a so-called Internet kill switch camouflages the real significance of the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act. The bill, if enacted, would rejigger the way to govern federal IT security.
Once a CEO understands the value and risks catered through mobile functionality, it is easier to discuss mobile innovations, policy and how the company can then strike a balance to meet customer and employee requirements.
Physicians adopting electronic health records systems need to demonstrate to their patients that they're taking adequate steps to keep records secure because so many consumers are worried about health information privacy.