The owner of four clinics in Maryland has been fined $4.3 million for HIPAA privacy rule violations that involved failing to provide 41 patients with access to their medical records and then failing to cooperate with federal investigators.
Once a CEO understands the value and risks catered through mobile functionality, it is easier to discuss mobile innovations, policy and how the company can then strike a balance to meet customer and employee requirements.
Physicians adopting electronic health records systems need to demonstrate to their patients that they're taking adequate steps to keep records secure because so many consumers are worried about health information privacy.
A preliminary draft of new online authentication guidance from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council puts greater responsibility on the shoulders of financial institutions to enhance security.
The latest Government Accountability Office report reflects the complexity of securing key IT systems: The administration has come far the past two years, but much more work remains to be done to secure effectively the nation's critical information infrastructure.
Federal regulators won't issue final versions of two important rules that deal with healthcare information privacy and security issues until the second half of this year, says security expert Lisa Gallagher.
In his new post, Chris Painter will head the State Department's global diplomatic engagement on cyber issues and serve as the department's primary liaison with his former boss, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt.