Wednesday, November 11, 2009

HIMSS Survey: Health providers not ready for new privacy rules

This should be no surprise. As much as I would love for the results to be better, I think that this represents the perceived risk vs cost.
Many healthcare organizations are not prepared to meet tougher privacy and security terms contained in the health IT stimulus law, according to a survey by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The HITECH provisions of the law strengthened penalties for mishandling personal health information by providers. More
Updating this post with another article on the subject of the need and potential for more security enforcement. More