News that two Seattle residents were sentenced last week in a prescription fraud case offers yet another eye-opening reminder of the need to guard against fraudulent activity by staff members at hospitals and clinics.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has formally launched Query Health, a project to test standards for querying data from electronic health records to conduct research.
As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., Kevin Sullivan, a former investigator with the New York State Police, reflects on lessons learned and steps industries still need to take to ensure a tragedy like 9/11 is never repeated.
Providing HIPAA compliance auditors with complete documentation of every aspect of your privacy and security strategy, along with evidence of corrective action taken to mitigate risks, is essential, says consultant Cliff Baker.
A new social-media-management tool provided by the ICBA aims to help community banks monitor social media communications, streamlining posts and comments that appear about banks on and through a number of channels.
New York State Office of Cybersecurity Director Tom Smith says an information asset classification policy implemented by his office is helping agencies identify their critical data and apply appropriate controls to protect it.
Philip Reitinger's appointment as Sony's first chief information security officer comes more than four months after a massive breach of Sony's PlayStation gaming system that exposed the personal identifiable information of some 77 million customers.
Ohio is relatively new to enterprise information security, and according to David Shaw, the state's chief information security officer, there is still much to do to ensure that all the agencies' critical infrastructure is protected.
A new California law requires that organizations experiencing a data breach provide more detailed information to the individuals affected. The law, which covers breaches involving financial, healthcare and other personal information, goes into effect Jan. 1.
Whether you're preparing for the upcoming HIPAA compliance audits, pondering a move to cloud computing or developing a social media policy, it pays to get privacy and security tips from experts in the field.