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
Healthcare Organizations Implement New Technology and Personnel to Stay Ahead of Cyberattacks
As a result of numerous high profile public and private sector data breaches, cybersecurity has become a hot topic of discussion on Capitol Hill.
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.