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

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.

09/24/2014
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues “Bash” Vulnerability Warning

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.

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