IT Audits can be both lightweight and effective

IT Audits can be both lightweight and effective

In our last mailing, we wrote about how to talk to management about security.  This time, we will address what to tell them. 

It is easy to cloud the communication channels with too many details, the wrong details, or too much technical focus. Instead, concentrate on what management needs to know about the issue at hand, and what they should know in their capacity as organizational leaders. This will help them understand the problems you (and, by extension, they) are dealing with, and importantly, help you get the organizational support you need to solve them.

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.