The revelation that Karen DeSalvo, M.D., head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, will be retaining her leadership role at the agency even as she takes on additional duties is raising new questions.
Last week, Karen DeSalvo, M.D., was promoted to acting assistant secretary of health to help with the nation's Ebola response. This week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT says she will also maintain her ONC leadership role.
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One year after HIPAA Omnibus Rule enforcement began, why do so many healthcare entities and business associates continue to struggle with even the most basic requirements? Security expert Andrew Hicks offers insights.
Once the now-delayed HIPAA compliance audits resume, federal regulators will be conducting more on-site audits and fewer remote desk audits of covered entities and business associates than originally planned.
Enterprises need to think beyond malware, breaches and insider threats when assessing information security. Keeping hardware up and running - available - is a crucial aspect of securing essential data.
The workgroups that advise the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on privacy and security issues are shifting gears as the ONC focuses on building an interoperable, nationwide health IT infrastructure. Find out what's on their agendas.
A House panel, at a July 24 hearing, considered whether the Federal Trade Commission is overstepping its regulatory authority over data security and relying on questionable information in its investigations. Find out what witnesses had to say.
Enabling the secure sharing of patient data is a key aspect of work under way to modernize the Department of Veterans Affair's VistA electronic health record system, says Jim Traficant of ASM Research, which is leading an infrastructure project.
As the HHS Office for Civil Rights prepares for a change in its top leadership, information security leaders are watching to see whether the strategies of the HIPAA enforcement agency might shift as well.