Security & Privacy


The S&P Workgroup has overall, general and ongoing responsibility to identify and work towards resolution on all implementation issues related to securing, and protecting health information across the industry. It follows the HIPAA Security, Breach and Privacy and related regulations, such as GINA.

The workgroup’s goal is to facilitate the implementation of HIPAA HITECH Privacy, Breach and Security requirements across many variations of covered entities, business associates and interested parties across the health care industry, as well as  facilitate the review of Privacy, Breach and Security beyond HIPAA/HITECH in the growing areas of EHR, HIEs, HIX’s and interoperability.

Work Products

The Rampant Growth of Cybercrime in Healthcare

by Samantha Holvey | Mar 20, 2017

This issue brief summarizes cybersecurity topics that were discussed at multi-stakeholder cybersecurity roundtables convened in November, 2015 and April, 2016 by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). In follow-up to a primer published on the anatomy of a cyberattack, this issue brief explores some of the common vulnerabilities of healthcare organizations that are typically exploited by threat adversaries in today’s environment as well as best practices to mitigate these vulnerabilities.


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