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
HIMSS joins the National Cyber Security Alliance in celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month, held annually in October.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT) issued an alert regarding the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash) vulnerability.
On June 27, 2014, the HIMSS Board of Directors approved the 2014-2015 HIMSS Public Policy Principles. The HIMSS Public Policy Principles serve as guidance for all stakeholders in developing policies relevant to advancing use of IT to positively transform health and healthcare.