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


Health IT Toolkit | HIMSS

Patient Identity Integrity Toolkit

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


Health IT Toolkit | HIMSS

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


Health IT Toolkit | HIMSS

Cloud Security Toolkit

Understand the security challenges of cloud computing and make informed decisions

 

Healthcare Providers -- Weigh in on the impact of cybersecurity threats in healthcare by participating in the 2015 HIMSS Security Survey.

Recent cyberattacks have to proven to be highly disruptive and damaging to the goodwill of healthcare organizations. Participate in the HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey to identify how your healthcare organization is avoiding becoming the next victim in the industry. We invite you to take five minutes to respond to our survey. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of several prizes. Read the security study details.


Latest News

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Congress Expresses Concern about Growing Cyber Threat

Thursday, March 19, 2015, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing titled, The Growing Cyber Threat and its Impact on American Business.

12/08/2014
ONC Releases Draft Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

On Monday, December 8, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 in draft form.

10/14/2014
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

HIMSS joins the National Cyber Security Alliance in celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month, held annually in October.

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