Network Infrastructure

UNC Health Care reaches Stage 7

Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir is among the hospitals with a Stage 7 designations in the UNC Health Care system. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 03:46 pm April 17, 2018
UNC Health Care has reached Stage 7, the highest level on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, which measures healthcare facilities on their use of advanced analytics and health information technology. The designation applies to all UNC facilities: its hospitals, physician practices and applied analytics.
By Mike Miliard 12:23 pm April 16, 2018
Symantec's technology can give hospitals advanced automated detection of targeted attacks while Fortinet's new product helps bridge the gap between network operations and security operations centers.
healthcare breach

Middleton Medical Center in Middleton, New York. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 11:37 am April 12, 2018
Middletown Medical left a radiology interface open to the public, exposing patient data in the process.
SamSam ransomware hackers targeting healthcare

Using two-factor authentication and restriction access behind firewalls can help keep the network safe against the brute force SamSam attacks plaguing the healthcare sector.

By Jessica Davis 12:27 pm April 11, 2018
The hackers behind the attack on Allscripts have hit 10 organizations in the last few months, levering open RDP connections to proliferate inside a network.
Verizon ransomware report

Credit: Scott Olson, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 04:48 pm April 10, 2018
Healthcare is the only industry where inside threats outnumber outside threat actors, according to Verizon’s most recent breach report.
Mercy EHR cloud

Mercy Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri. Credit: Facebook

By Bill Siwicki 12:48 pm April 10, 2018
The health system is building out the portfolio of mission-critical apps and services it can manage for hospitals moving those into the cloud.
CareFirst breach Maryland

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield offices in Washington, D.C. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 01:56 pm April 02, 2018
The Maryland insurer is already involved in a lawsuit stemming from a 2014 breach of about 1.1 million members.
healthcare CIOs

John Halamka of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, David Chou of Children's Mercy Kansas City and David Higginson of Phoenix Children's Hospital speaking at various HIMSS events.

By Tom Sullivan and Mike Miliard 02:18 pm March 29, 2018
The mission of the chief information officer is shifting quickly toward innovation, transformation and revenue generation, with organizations leaning on these execs more for their sociology and business school training than IT chops.
HHS warns of cyberattacks

The Office of Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 02:48 pm March 28, 2018
In the wake of an onslaught of cyberattacks, the agency is reminding providers that HIPAA requires organizations to have a plan to keep patient data protected.
HIMSS and Health 2.0 Dev4Health

Aneesh Chopra will be the Dev4Health event's opening keynote in Cleveland on April 30. 

By Tom Sullivan 10:22 am March 23, 2018
Innovation conference to include breakouts focused on open APIs and the interface revolution, FHIR and the SMART toolbox, and developing technologies with the healthcare end user in mind.

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