Network Infrastructure

By Jessica Davis 03:33 pm April 27, 2017
By advancing the EHR code base, rather than picking a commercial EHR, Veterans Affairs can modernize its proprietary software at a fraction of the cost, officials say.
Ransomware accounted for 72% of healthcare malware attacks in 2016
By Jessica Davis 08:54 am April 27, 2017
Two new reports from Symantec and Verizon say hackers are using ransomware and phishing attacks to target the industry.
FCC broadband rural hospitals

The FCC wants the healthcare industry to give information on how to promote effective policy and regulations because the “shortfall is likely to disproportionately affect rural and remote areas which are already medically-underserved,” officials said.

By Jessica Davis 02:29 pm April 25, 2017
The agency is seeking comments and data on expanding accessibility, especially to rural and underserved areas, as the United States falls behind the rest of the world.
how blockchain works
By Mike Miliard 12:25 pm April 13, 2017
To say the technology is advanced is an understatement, but hospitals should understand the reasons that it’s getting so much attention.
Hartford HeathCare CEO Elliot Joseph

"We are focused on ensuring patients get the care they need, where they need it," said Hartford HeathCare CEO Elliot Joseph.

By Bernie Monegain 01:11 pm April 12, 2017
Hartford HealthCare says the partnership will help it transform care delivery over seven years.
1 million patient records leaked
By Jessica Davis 04:02 pm April 07, 2017
A failed contract to build a customer database for HealthNow Networks, left personal health information exposed online for months, according to an investigation by ZDNet and DataBreaches.net.
HIPAA AHIMA updates

The rise of electronic data exchange and connected health over the past two decades have led many to call for the law to be rethought.

By Mike Miliard 02:14 pm April 07, 2017
The law was enacted when the internet was in its infancy and healthcare was still paper-based.

The J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building. (via Flickr)

By Jessica Davis 10:48 am March 28, 2017
When servers are configured to allow anonymous access, hackers can infiltrate an organization and launch a cyberattack.
By Jessica Davis 12:05 pm March 27, 2017
Urology Austin, a healthcare provider with locations throughout central Texas, began notifying its patients March 24 that hackers may have accessed patient records that included names, dates of birth, addresses, medical information and Social Security numbers.
Big Data Harvard

Leonard D’Avolio, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and CEO of Cyft, said that if any industry has a right to be frustrated with information technology, it's healthcare. 

By Bill Siwicki 08:09 am March 27, 2017
The excitement that Big Data brings is matched by the confusion about exactly what the technologies can do, according to Leonard D’Avolio. And that is as true in healthcare as anywhere else.

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