HITECH Act and Security Breach Notifications

The federal stimulus package law , otherwise known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), has a number of measures related to health information technology (HIT) and incentives to adopt electronic health record (EHR) systems.  The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act’s (HITECH Act) provisions (within the ARRA) expand [...]

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Bailout for Information Security?

George Hulme at Information Week opines on President-Elect Obama and HHS Secretary Daschle proposal for a health data infrastructure. Hulme articulates the fears of many info sec professionals: “Do you see that? Hospitals interconnected on the Internet. That’s a long-winded way to spell RISK. Because, when you airdrop a crate of technology on a segment [...]

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