HIT Policy Committee Favors Two-Factor Authentication for Remote Users

The Health IT Policy Committee has shown a preference for two-factor authentication for remote users who access electronic health information, believing users should be required to supply more than just a password when accessing such sensitive information, according to a Government Health IT news report.

The privacy and security tiger team, a subcommittee of the HIT Policy Committee, seeks to include user authentication requirements as part of meaningful use because remote access poses greater security risk than local access or on-campus access. However, panel members have yet to agree whether to require two factors for providers to prove their identity, such a password and a one-time assigned password, according to the news report.

Read the news report about two-factor authentication.

Read other coverage about privacy and security:

- PPR: Patient Security Lacking in Stage 2 Meaningful Use

- ONC to Test Information-Sharing Tools This Fall

- National eHealth Collaborative: Privacy and Security, Sustainability Are Top HIE Concerns

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