healthcare security breaches

By Jonah Comstock 12:32 pm January 28, 2013
Mayo Clinic's Patient iPad app "HIPAA is a valve, not a blockage." At least, that's what Office of Civil Rights (OCR) director Leon Rodriguez has said about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Discussions of the national health information privacy and security act often revolve around the ways it limits access to patient health information, rather than the ways in...
By Neil Versel 07:42 am August 8, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs has mostly met a new requirement, in place since March 31, that all of its laptop computers have encrypted hard drives. Currently, 99 percent laptops used by VA personnel are encrypted, according to CIO Roger Baker. "We see on a regular basis reports that come in in our morning brief to the secretary that report a laptop that was stolen or a laptop that is...