[ Monday, August 17, 2009 ]
FTC issues by the deadline, HHS not so much:
The Federal Trade Commission made the HITECH deadline to issue guidelines for PHR vendors
and application providers to track and report data breaches. The deadline for doing so as mandated by HITECH was today. HHS was supposed to provide the same information, but didn't (although rumor says they'll be out tomorrow). They were without a secretary for a while, and I know my office grinds to a halt when my secretary Alice is gone, so I'll cut them a break. Don't know if they'd be that ready to cut ME a break, though. . . .
UPDATE: HHS got them out today, 8/19.
Jeff [5:35 PM]
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