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.
Apply general principles for managing electronic information to keep information private and secure
Implement appropriate policy and procedures for smaller organizations
Navigate the challenges of securely, reliably matching patient identity across systems
The Guide provides practical information on a variety of privacy and security issues and offers practical examples of the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules in order to help providers better understand how those rules apply to their practice.
The report, requested by Congress in December’s “Cromnibus” legislation, asked that ONC study the extent of this so-called information blocking including ways to address it and the number of EHR vendors, hospitals and doctors who practice it and report its findings back to Congress.
HIMSS overall supports ONC’s tenets of the Interoperability Roadmap for an interoperable health IT infrastructure.