Privacy & Security

Information security and patient privacy are fundamental components of a well-functioning healthcare environment. The privacy and security content area of HIMSS provides resources to assist healthcare organizations and business associates with their privacy and security initiatives.

Search through our topic-based toolkits below to learn more or contribute to our efforts by joining our volunteer task forces or work groups.

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Privacy & Security Toolkit

Apply general principles for managing electronic information to keep information private and secure

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Small Provider Organization Privacy & Security Toolkit

Implement appropriate policy and procedures for smaller organizations

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Patient Identity Integrity Toolkit

Navigate the challenges of securely, reliably matching patient identity across systems

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Risk Assessment Toolkit

Conduct security risk assessments and implement a risk management process

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Mobile Security Toolkit

Manage mobile technology security based on industry best practices

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Cloud Computing Toolkit

Understand how to manage risks, operational integrity and data security in the cloud


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HIMSS Statement on Passage of Healthcare Cybersecurity Provisions in the 2016 Omnibus

HIMSS applauds the House and Senate for passing critical cybersecurity information sharing legislation as part of the FY2016 omnibus spending package.

HIMSS Cyber/Data Security Expert Named Co-Chair of Health IT Standards Committee

Lisa Gallagher, vice president, technology solutions, HIMSS North America, and Arien Malec of RelayHealth Clinical Solutions, have been appointed co-chairs for the Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC), a Federal Advisory Committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT established by the HITECH Act of 2009.

Senators Send Letter to HHS Officials on Medical Identity Theft

Recent data breaches of several high-profile healthcare organizations, which could have affected over 100 million individuals alone, have raised significant concerns over the potential health and financial repercussions of medical identity theft.

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Join the new HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Community

Improve your healthcare organization’s security posture by learning and collaborating with experts and peers in the Healthcare Cybersecurity Community.

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