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.

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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

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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

Health IT Toolkit | HIMSS

Cloud Computing Toolkit

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


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