Privacy & Security

By Jessica Davis 11:52 am January 20, 2017
More than a year after discovering a potential breach to its websites, healthcare administrative services and IT provider, CoPilot Provider Support Services has notified 220,000 patients and doctors who used its service.
Indiana Cancer Agency TheDarkOverlord
By Jessica Davis 01:31 pm January 19, 2017
The hacker infiltrated the database of Cancer Services of East Central Indiana-Little Red Door, wiped the data from the server and demanded payment to prevent the data from being publicly released.
By Jessica Davis 11:18 am January 19, 2017
The settlement is related to the 2011 theft of a USB drive that contained the ePHI of 2,209 members from the life insurance company's IT department.
IT vendors HIPAA compliant

Business associate agreements are a great start but putting a vendor monitoring program in place is what made Inspira’s risk of a data breach lower, Francois Bodhuin said. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:43 am January 19, 2017
Inspira Health Network established a vendor-monitoring program that not only protects data but also improved the system’s ability to share it. Information security officer Francois Bodhuin’s advice: Keep it simple but thorough. 
By Jessica Davis 12:50 pm January 17, 2017
The acquisition will expand Auxilio’s reach into health IT security, while broadening CynergisTek’s current offerings, officials said.
By Jessica Davis 11:37 am January 17, 2017
The more advanced organizations are adjusting their security postures, with security leaders working more closely with executives, according to Hewlett Packard Enterprise's annual State of Security Operations Report.
HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum
By Healthcare IT News 11:29 am January 17, 2017
We’re inviting security professionals and experts from provider and payer organizations, as well as government agencies and academic institutions to speak at the upcoming event. 

It's not as easy as just pressing a button. But partnering with other organizations on risk analysis, testing, incident response, and activity monitoring can help better position providers for data security in the year ahead.

By Jessica Davis 12:07 pm January 16, 2017
We talked to four security experts to garner insights on changes that must be made within the healthcare industry to avoid repeating 2016's cybersecurity mishaps.
IEEE PCHA blockchain HIMSS17
By Jack McCarthy 09:51 am January 13, 2017
The Personal Connected Health Alliance and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers will co-host a daylong event to focus on using Blockchain for interoperability and security purposes. 

Francis Collins

By Jessica Davis 12:04 pm January 12, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump appointed former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani as an informal cybersecurity advisor, the presidential transition office announced Jan. 12. He also recently met with two contenders to head the National Institutes of Health.

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