The Privacy and Security Tiger Team is recommending that electronic health records software certified for the HITECH Act's EHR incentive program should be able to record corrections from patients or providers as well as transmit those corrections to others.
No one is really sure when the FFIEC's new authentication guidance will be issued, but we do know banking institutions can't afford to wait. Hence, our new FFIEC Authentication Guidance Resource Center.
Adam Greene, the primary author of the proposed accounting of disclosures rule mandated under the HITECH Act, says healthcare organizations preparing to comply should make sure their audit logs are functioning well.
"Overall, this draft is not balanced," Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said at a hearing on the measure "It gives businesses too many protections and consumers not enough. It preempts strong state laws and replaces them with a weak federal one."
Recent hacks have uncovered security vulnerabilities that should have been addressed years ago. "These attacks are going to escalate," says Josh Corman of The 451 Group. But organizations can implement basic steps to make the hackers' job harder.
An unencrypted laptop computer that's missing from the United Kingdom's National Health Service North Central London health authority contained information on 8.63 million people, according to a report on The Sun newspaper's website.