The American Health Information Management Association plans to work with various states next year to move toward more uniform privacy and security requirements that are in synch with federal requirements, says Lynne Thomas Gordon, AHIMA's new CEO.
Breaches have an adverse impact on the fundamental operations of a business or government and without fully understanding that, executives and managers cannot smartly run their operations successfully.
The scheme allegedly involved insiders recruited by fraudsters to steal information about more than 200 individuals and organizations. How can institutions improve background screening and prevent fraud?
The federal "wall of shame" tally of major healthcare information breaches now lists 380 incidents affecting more than 18 million individuals. Meanwhile, yet another class action lawsuit has been filed in the wake of a breach.
The current breach notification landscape is rocky, with 47 U.S. states each having different notification requirements, as well as conflicting global breach legislation causing further disharmony. How can global organizations overcome these breach notification challenges in their compliance efforts?
A key component of any breach response preparation effort is to make certain that all staff members are trained in who to contact within the organization about a security incident "even if they are not sure whether it's a breach," says Dawn Morgenstern, privacy official at the Walgreens national drugstore chain.
A string of data breaches in recent months has put the spotlight on the need to take adequate precautions to protect sensitive information. From hackers issuing phony digital certificates to million of patients having their records potentially exposed as a result of lost or stolen backup files, breaches point to the...