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
Conduct security risk assessments and implement a risk management process
Manage mobile technology security based on industry best practices
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.
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.
On Friday, March 20, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) each released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program and Meaningful Use Stage 3.