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Information Security Risk Management has never been more pressing in light of increasing cyber attacks across all industries, in particular healthcare. Medical-related identity theft accounted for 43 percent of all identify thefts reported in the...
Bringing new devices online at home and in the enterprise raises a host of security concerns that will require a more hands-on CIO and an organizational rethinking.
Don't let your practice get stung by 'snooping' | Medical Practice Insider medicalpracticeinsider.com
When physicians hear the term “data breach,” they typically think of the headline-grabbing security breaches at major retailers like Target — or perhaps the ones where a clinician loses a laptop containing thousands of unencrypted patient records.
Wall Street’s biggest trade group has proposed a government-industry cyber war council to stave off terrorist attacks that could trigger financial panic by temporarily wiping out account balances, according to an internal document.
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The group is dedicated to exchanging best practices and shared information about tools and resources to help organizations jump-start and efficiently undertake their HIPAA Compliance programs. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued (7/14/2010) proposed rulemaking to modify the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (Privacy Rule), the Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information (Security Rule), and the rules pertaining to Compliance and Investigations, Imposition of Civil Money Penalties, and Procedures for Hearings (Enforcement Rule) issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The purpose of these modifications is to implement recent statutory amendments under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (‘‘the HITECH Act’’ or ‘‘the Act’’), to strengthen the privacy and security protection of health information, and to improve the workability and effectiveness of these HIPAA Rules. « less
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