Although long required under the HIPAA security rule and part of the criteria for meaningful use incentives, one-third of recently surveyed physician practices and 14 percent of surveyed hospitals do not conduct a regular security risk analysis of their electronic health information.

That's one finding from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2010 HIMSS Security Survey, now in its third year. Intel Corp. sponsored the survey, and the Medical Group Management Association encouraged physician participation. Results come from 272 information security professionals who participated in the Web-based survey between Sept. 10 and Oct. 8. Among the results:

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