The American Health Information Management Assocition (AHIMA) is sponsoring April 10–16, 2005, as National Health Information Privacy and Security Week. The national event is intended to highlight the importance of protecting the privacy and security of patient information. For more information about the event go here.
Privacy Officer may want to take a look at these suggested AHIMA ideas for Privacy and Security Week activities.
As more and more data moves from paper to electronic there is a greater need to make sure that health data is maintained securely and privately. As we have seen in some very high profile breach of privacy cases in the last few months there is an ever increasing need for those in the health care industry to scrutinize and take seriously privacy and security issues.