What do the proposed Stage 2 rules for the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program have to say about encryption and other security measures? Consumer advocate Deven McGraw provides an analysis.
An omnibus package of regulations that includes a final version of extensive HIPAA modifications, which have been pending since 2010, as well as a final version of the HIPAA breach notification rule has moved one major step closer to completion.
Consumer advocate Deven McGraw describes what she likes and doesn't like about the privacy and security provisions in the proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program.
Healthcare breach statistics reflect an unfortunate trend: "IT security has not really kept pace with the progress that's been made in the adoption of electronic health records," says Dan Berger, CEO of Redspin.