A new guide from federal regulators on key privacy and security issues to address when adopting electronic health records is valuable. But additional guidance on risk assessments and other issues is needed.
Federal regulators have received hundreds of comments about proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act EHR incentive program, sparking debate on many issues, including how to provide patients with prompt, secure access to their records.
Though not perfect, says House Cybersecurity Co-Chair Jim Langevin, D-R.I., "CISPA represents an important good-faith effort to come together as a necessary first step toward better cybersecurity for our nation."
Concerns expressed by the National Security Agency director come at a time when Congress is split over the role government should perform in determining the security of the mostly privately owned national critical IT infrastructure.
Cloud computing gives the jitters to those charged with protecting their organization's IT assets. To gauge the concerns of security professionals about cloud computing, we're fielding a global survey covering all industries. We want to know your views.