HIMSS: Health care business partners could put patient privacy at risk

11/17/2009 | InformationWeek

Health care organizations' business partners are not prepared to comply with HITECH Act provisions on information security, according to a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics study. "Business associates could represent a risk to health care organizations, especially hospitals" due to their "lack of awareness of new federal regulations," said an HIMSS spokeswoman.

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