HITECH, and HIPAA Security Rule combined mean that covered entities need to ensure proper due-diligence when managing BAs.
Web applications are becoming an increasingly big part of healthcare. Because of this is is widening the target for hackers.
Sometimes, in the rush to be the first person to publish an idea or design; people will overlook security in the planning phase. Redspin would like to propose something different.
Should Healthcare choose the path of open sourcing? Eric Schmidt thinks this could/would work and should be the path taken.
People are still the weakest link in the security chain. Even if you are secured elsewhere the people working for you can give out access unwittingly.
Things are heating up over HITECH in the House of Representatives.
Mobile apps, mobile devices, OH MY. Mobile security concerns are going to take the top priority this year.
Twitter vs. "scareware" - malware
The HIPAA Security Rule now applies to Business Associates. Make sure your security testing extends to them as well.
Managing vendors and business partners is hard in any industry, but when the data is sensitive ePHI, you are trying to achieve EHR meaningful use and there are penalties like the HITECH Act's breach notification requirements, it can be even more daunting.