Designed for senior security leaders at hospitals, physician group practices and other healthcare organizations, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com debuts at a critical juncture - a time when legislators, regulators, practitioners and patients all are focused on strengthening healthcare information security.
"The timing is perfect," says Tom Field, ISMG's editorial director. "As personal healthcare information is increasingly digitized and shared, information security threats increase, and so do new regulations. HealthcareInfoSecurity.com will provide unique insights on the latest trends, threats and solutions."
ISMG already offers three other vertical industry sites: BankInfoSecurity.com for banks, CUInforSecurity.com for credit unions, and GovInfoSecurity.com for government agencies.
Leading the HealthcareInfoSecurity.com initiative is managing editor Howard J. Anderson, a healthcare/technology journalist with more than 30 years of experience. Anderson previously served as executive editor of Health Data Management magazine.
"We are delighted to have Howard at the helm of HealthcareInfoSecurity.com," Field says. "He brings vast knowledge and experience to information security topics that are very new to many healthcare industry leaders."
HealthcareInfoSecurity.com debuts with articles, interviews and blogs focused on the day's most compelling healthcare/security topics, including: HITECH Act compliance, electronic health records, medical identity theft, and the CISO role in healthcare organizations.
About ISMG: Based in Princeton, N.J., Information Security Media Group publishes BankInfoSecurity.com, CUInfoSecurity.com, GovInfoSecurity.com and HealthcareInfoSecurity.com, which are one-stop media sites for the latest news, insights and education on the top information security, risk management and privacy issues facing U.S. financial institutions, healthcare organizations and government agencies today. Through articles, webinars, podcasts, blogs and news alerts from federal regulatory agencies such as the FDIC, GAO, HHS, NCUA, NIST, OCC, FRB and OTS, the ISMG team is committed to providing up-to-date information on the security regulations, threats, solutions, training and career trends that most impact banks, credit unions, government agencies, healthcare entities and other related enterprises. Leading companies supporting and benefiting from these initiatives include CA, Fortify, RSA Security, Secure Computing, Symantec and VeriSign.