U.S. health care records come under attack just as HIPAA compliance rules are announced.
Federal government explains how medical record-keeping must be secured.
Direct connections between health care payers and providers promise to cut transaction costs and open up better, real-time communications.
In a survey, 66 percent said that regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and others have improved security.
The Information Technology Association of America tells IT providers targeting the health care sector to pay close attention to the details of the HIPAA legislation, or risk legal consequences.
special report The health care industry is only halfheartedly following the technology mandates under federal HIPAA regulations, as deadlines slip and dual standards apply.