Expanding use of secure messaging as well as remote access to information systems are key 2011 IT priorities for Shriners Hospitals for Children, says Bill Bria, M.D., chief medical information officer.
Fraud attempts will escalate, not diminish, as new threats and channels blossom in 2011. Growth in mobile banking and the use of social networks are expected to pose new security challenges, experts say.
With more than 220 major health information breaches reported to federal authorities so far under the HITECH Act requirements, healthcare organizations are looking for effective strategies to prevent breaches and avoid headlines. One critical element to any breach prevention strategy is beefing up network...
Community hospitals must become more vigilant about information security, especially as they apply for federal electronic health records incentive payments, says Chuck Christian, CIO at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has taken steps to help ensure thumb drives lacking encryption cannot be plugged into its computers. The move comes following the discovery of an unencrypted drive containing personal information on veterans.