Known as the Cloud First policy, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has outlined a new policy in which one-quarter of the $80 billion the federal government spends on information technology would employ cloud computing solutions.
Clinics applying for HITECH Act electronic health records incentive payments are getting a reminder about the importance of information security, says Robert Tennant of the Medical Group Management Association
"Once you get over the idea that we don't have permanent world peace, and people may need to attack each other in particular circumstances ... then maybe there's a lot of good things to say about cyberweapons," says Peter Sommer of the London School of Economics' Information Systems and Innovation Group.
Implementing electronic health records software that includes security components is just the first of many steps involved in ensuring security, says Bonnie Cassidy, president of the American Health Information Management Association.
The president has levers of power that enables him to set the nation on a better path toward keeping our economy and citizens secure. They don't require congressional approval, but only political resolve and determination.
Community hospitals must become more vigilant about information security, especially as they apply for HITECH Act electronic health records incentive payments, says Chuck Christian, CIO at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.