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.

Health IT Toolkit | HIMSS

Privacy & Security Toolkit

Apply general principles for managing electronic information to keep information private and secure


Health IT Toolkit | HIMSS

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


Health IT Toolkit | HIMSS

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

 


Latest News

06/30/2015
HIMSS Survey Finds Two-Thirds of Healthcare Organizations Experienced a Significant Security Incident in Recent Past

Healthcare Organizations Implement New Technology and Personnel to Stay Ahead of Cyberattacks

05/15/2015
The Cybersecurity State of Play: Legislative Update

As a result of numerous high profile public and private sector data breaches, cybersecurity has become a hot topic of discussion on Capitol Hill.

05/01/2015
ONC Issues Updated Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information

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.

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