Software security for federal agencies serving health care

Software security for federal agencies serving health care

This paper aims to explain why software security is fundamental and imperative to health IT transformation. With the recent passage of Health Care Reform and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) acts, the nation has reason to be optimistic for significant positive change. The HITECH act of 2009 in particular, sets the stage for vastly improved sharing of electronic health information. If successfully realized, we can expect better patient care, lower administrative costs, and less fraud and waste.