More organizations that run health information exchanges are offering patients the opportunity to provide more specific levels of consent for the exchange of their records, a new survey by the advocacy group eHealth Initiative shows.
Nearly three months after revelation of a year-long information security breach that exposed personal information of some 3.5 million people at the Texas state comptroller's office, the comptroller has named a new chief information security officer and chief privacy officer.
We all know the cost of regulatory compliance - how expensive it can be to meet the standards of HIPAA, HITECH and other industry guidelines. But two organizations this week learned hard lessons about the cost of non-compliance.
In a case weighing privacy vs. free speech, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a Vermont law that requires physicians to give their consent before information about their prescription-writing habits can be sold to help market prescription drugs.