Nov 13th HHS settles with (Affinity) health plan in photocopier breach case

Under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Affinity Health Plan, Inc. will settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules for $1,215,780.  Affinity Health Plan is a not-for-profit managed care plan serving the New York ... Read More »

Nov 13th Facing rapid change, CIO adopts shared services model, cloud solutions

Eric Hawley, CIO at Utah State University, has been crowned the SearchCIO 2013 Enterprise IT Leader of the Year. Hawley's success in bringing together centralized and decentralized IT at Utah State -- notably by creating shared services and common standards and engendering a culture of voluntary participation -- made him this year's winner. What ... Read More »

Nov 13th Cloud use strategy: Celtics VP of IT builds on wins, cuts losses

How did Rajon Rondo become an NBA all-star? Raw talent, practice, great coaching and … the cloud. There was a time when Jay Wessel, vice president of IT for the Boston Celtics, kept away from cloud use -- but today some 50% of the organizations' applications and functions are cloud-based. For Wessel, being an IT leader means enabling all ... Read More »