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.

NEW! HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Environmental Scan Reports

Stay up to date on cybersecurity news by reading the monthly environmental scan reports.

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Healthcare Privacy & Security Toolkits

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

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Patient Identity Integrity Toolkit

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

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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

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Cloud Computing Toolkit

Understand how to manage risks, operational integrity and data security in the cloud

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Latest News

Maximizing Your Defenses Against Breaches and Cyber Attacks

Privacy and Security Hand in Hand to Tackle the Insider Threat and External Threats.

Web Plug-Ins and Extensions: The Time to Patch and Upgrade is Now to Avoid Ransomware and Other Malware

If you ensure that your applications, operating systems, and firmware are fully up-to-date (with the latest versions), you may be less of a target for hackers.

Prevention in Action: 11 Easy Steps to Protect Your Computer or Device against Ransomware and Other Threats

As ransomeware becomes an increasingly worrisome problem, it is imperative to take steps to be aware of and take preventative steps against cyber security threats.

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Join the new HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Community

Improve your healthcare organization’s security posture by learning and collaborating with experts and peers in the Healthcare Cybersecurity Community.

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