02:14 pm April 05, 2016
With the recent surge in ransomware attacks, cybersecurity is a top priority for healthcare organizations across the nation. But even if providers have top security measures in place, there's another component to consider: the vulnerabilities of third- and fourth-party vendors.
11:38 am April 04, 2016
The Samsam and Maktub Locker malicious code programs attack vulnerable patches and spread to all systems connected to a network.
09:21 am March 30, 2016
Now the question is whether cyber criminals could someday emulate that approach to access encrypted patient data.
Big data: Bold promise? Or the hardest part of population health, precision medicine and better patient experience?
07:31 am March 25, 2016
Leading providers are already thinking about how to transform themselves from data-driven to information-driven organizations, able to offer drastically improved patient experience akin to Amazon and Google. But it's not easy.
11:47 am March 23, 2016
A member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a Federal Trade Commission official have called for greater protections against and notifications of ransomware attacks – and bolstered cybersecurity for healthcare overall.
OCR unleashes second wave of HIPAA audits, but will it diminish patients' privacy and security expectations?
10:33 am March 23, 2016
The Office for Civil Rights has launched a new round of HIPAA audits. Will the program succeed in improving privacy and security practices and protecting patient data? Or could it have the opposite impact?
09:50 am March 07, 2016
LAS VEGAS – Commvault, an enterprise data protection and information management technology provider, launched at HIMSS16 its Commvault Clinical Archive, a system designed to modernize the way healthcare organizations manage, migrate and share clinical data.
10:03 am February 26, 2016
The same week the Hollywood Presbyterian attack was making headlines around the world, another species of ransomware – aptly named "Locky" – was first observed in the wild.
03:08 pm February 18, 2016
All but seven U.S. states have either passed or are working on legislation that would establish a state-sponsored, all-payer claims database – and that’s among the reasons these databases are in the spotlight for their promise to improve the way providers and insurance companies manage patient populations.
10:21 am February 18, 2016
A high percentage of IT workers admit to not following the same security protocols they are expected to enforce, according to a new survey conducted across the United States by Absolute, a Canadian security firm.