Privacy & Security

By Mike Miliard 09:40 am June 02, 2010
Florida is famous for its sunshine, but it's infamous for its Medicaid fraud. With the fourth largest program in the country, covering more than 2.1 million people, the state loses as much as $3.2 billion in fraudulent claims each year.
By Diana Manos 09:13 am June 02, 2010
The past month has seen an overwhelming surge of emphasis on healthcare IT inside the beltway, as a host of agencies prepare to implement the vast changes initiated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
By Bernie Monegain 09:12 am June 02, 2010
The Affordable Care Act offers effective new technology and sophisticated data analysis for reducing healthcare fraud that will build on programs that helped Medicare and Medicaid recover billions of dollars in 2009, according to the government's annual “Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (HCFAAC) report.
By Patty Enrado 11:06 am June 01, 2010
A recent virtual roundtable hosted by Symantec on health information exchanges (HIEs) highlighted the different approaches states are taking to protect patient health information.
By Molly Merrill 01:33 pm May 28, 2010
The Federal Trade Commission said Friday it will push back the Red Flags Rule deadline to December 31, 2010, as Congress considers legislation that would affect the scope of entities covered by it.
By Molly Merrill 10:06 am May 28, 2010
A bill to exempt doctors from complying with the Federal Trade Commission's Red Flags Rule, slated to go into effect June 1, was introduced earlier this week.
By Paul McCloskey 09:26 am May 28, 2010
The Department of Veterans Affairs began on-site inspections of its contractors' security procedures this week following two recent data breaches that put at risk the financial identities of 4,000 veterans, Roger Baker, VA's CIO, said Thursday.
By Mary Mosquera 09:30 am May 25, 2010
Healthcare providers should encrypt patient information when they share it with another provider, even in a case of the direct exchange of personal health information or data that is not facilitated by a health information exchange or other third-party organization.
By Mary Mosquera 10:51 am May 24, 2010
Roger Baker, CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs, believes he has the technical solution that will turn around many of the information security problems that have plagued VA for years and will help ensure the department does a better job of protecting its network and sensitive data.
By Molly Merrill 09:47 am May 24, 2010
The American Medical Association and others filed suit against the Federal Trade Commission on Friday, just 10 days before the June 1 deadline to comply with the Red Flags Rule.