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Testing of security for information exchange planned
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:14:40 -0600 (CST)
By Editorial staff
Clinical Innovation + Technology
Jan 16, 2013
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence plans to test tools and
technologies to support the secure exchange of electronic health
information, especially for small healthcare providers.
As part of the effort, the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) seeks organizations to provide products and technical
expertise to test security platforms for health information exchange
that will make it easier for small providers to share patient data.
Participation is open to all interested organizations, not just those
involved with healthcare, using EHRs or covered by HIPAA, according to
an announcement published in the Federal Register.
This is the first step for the National Cybersecurity Center of
Excellence in the Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information
project, for which NIST has not yet published a start date. The
demonstration project aims to develop tools and methods to support the
secure exchange of health information, a process which may be especially
difficult for small providers who might lack the security infrastructure
or expertise of larger healthcare organizations.
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