As federal regulators reveal details for the next phase of HIPAA compliance audits, security and privacy experts give the plan mixed reviews. Find out what experts like and don't like about the proposals.
Media reports indicate HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her post. The news follows months of scrutiny over the HealthCare.gov site launch, which experienced disruptions and gaps in security.
Information security and privacy work in healthcare environments often requires a depth of specialized knowledge and competency that can be validated through the help of professional credentialing, says CISO Sean Murphy.
The No. 1 reason Congress, after five years of intensive efforts, has yet to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation is differences over how much liability protection to grant businesses to get them to share cyberthreat information.
The basis of any good security program is conducting a thorough and timely risk analysis; but that can be difficult for smaller healthcare organizations. That's why a federal agency will soon unveil an app designed to make the process easier.
An address by FBI Director James Comey at the RSA security conference seems to equate civil liberties and privacy. But when he offers an example of balancing Americans' rights with cybersecurity, he mainly refers to the civil liberties, not privacy.
The Department of Health and Human Services is taking the first steps toward resuming the HIPAA compliance audit program this year, examining business associates as well as covered entities. Find out what's planned.
Covered entities and business associates will be under heightened data privacy and security scrutiny in 2014. But experts say there are several basic steps those organizations can take to ensure HIPAA compliance.
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a proposal that aims to remove legal barriers under the HIPAA Privacy Rule that may prevent state agencies from reporting mental health information used for gun background checks.