The United Kingdom and the United States are both cracking down on healthcare organizations that have experienced information breaches. But they're taking very different approaches. Which approach will prove most effective?
A federal advisory committee has expressed support for the concept of eventually requiring multi-factor authentication for clinicians and other individuals involved in certain riskier electronic health information transactions.
One of the final rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program has moved a step closer to publication. The Office of Management and Budget is now reviewing the meaningful use rule.
Eight class action lawsuits filed in the wake of a 2011 data breach involving TRICARE, the military health program, and affecting nearly 5 million individuals have been consolidated into one case that will be handled by the U.S District Court in Washington, D.C.
Two servers that have protected hundreds of thousands of Internet users will be shuttered early next week, meaning that a number of people won't be able to access the Internet. But for most users, the event will go unnoticed. Here's why.
A single stolen storage drive triggered a federal investigation that found Alaska's Department of Health and Human Services did not have adequate policies and procedures in place to safeguard electronic protected health information.
In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, security and privacy leaders need to forge ahead with initiatives that were left in limbo while the court weighed the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle a HIPAA case stemming from a relatively small breach. Federal authorities listed numerous security shortcomings at the department, which oversees Medicaid in the state.
The initial 20 HIPAA compliance audits found that more organizations had trouble with security compliance than privacy compliance, an analysis by federal officials shows. Learn about the other findings.