The U.S. explosion in card skimming will be the ultimate catalyst for change from mag stripe to chip and PIN technology. "I do believe that shift has begun," says SVB's Pradeep Moudgal. "Everyone wants to be in a much more secure environment."
A new federal rule setting the final guidelines for Accountable Care Organizations under federal healthcare reform gives patients the opportunity to veto the sharing of their Medicare claims data with ACOs.
Facial recognition, arguably, is the technology that most threatens individual privacy online, and that's on the mind of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, who has asked the FTC to report on its growing use.
While a presidential advisory council wants to move forward quickly with using metadata tags within electronic health records, such as to indicate patient privacy preferences, another federal advisory panel is saying "not so fast."
Don't be too fast to blame Research In Motion for the disruption in BlackBerry service if your organization suffered from the lack of e-mail exchanges. It could be partly your fault, too, says noted infosec lawyer Francoise Gilbert.
Although the Nationwide Health Information Exchange standards eventually will help pave the way for HIEs to share information, security risks related to the "weakest link in the chain" must be addressed, says consultant Patti Dodgen.
The nation's new chief HIPAA enforcer views the protection of privacy as an important way to help ensure patients have access to care. And his passion about the issue means you can expect HIPAA enforcement efforts to intensify in the months ahead.