Business Associates no longer have the luxury of time. They need to immediately assess their relationships with healthcare-related organizations and take key steps to ensure compliance with HIPAA's new rules.
Because an unprecedented amount of sensitive personal data will flow through health insurance exchanges, consumers and healthcare organizations must demand that robust security be driven into the operational fabric of the HIX, alongside proactive risk management that is pervasive at all levels of the ecosystem.
Health insurance exchanges require smarter analytics to reduce costs and ensure appropriate interventions. That starts with pulling together non-traditional data sources, tapping mobile technologies, measuring performance and insisting upon transparent BI tools.
Last year, Marilynn Tavenner was picked to succeed Donald Berwick as administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It was thought that Republicans wouldn't have significant objections to her considering her career lacked any controversy.
The top 10 IT projects at HHS, how big data can reduce inefficiencies, DHS' 5 security threats of medical devices, what the VA has learned since that 2006 data breach, and President Obama's nagging problem.
Todd Park (@todd_park), United States chief technology officer for the Obama Administration, engaged in a live Twitter chat as part of Big Data Week, a string of community-led events relating to big data. Here is a Twitter recap of the Q&A.