Privacy & Security

Kaspersky yanks Europol participation

U.S. intelligence agencies testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on May 11 about their lack of confidence in Kaspersky software. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:58 pm June 14, 2018
While fighting conspiracy allegations for more than a year, Kaspersky had continued to work with law enforcement to fight ransomware and other threats, including the global WannaCry attack.
New York's Healthix HIE sending clinical info alerts without patient consent

An Intersystems presentation about how it works with Healthix Essential Alerts. Credit: YouTube

By Bill Siwicki 12:18 pm June 13, 2018
It doesn’t need express written consent to use the technology for “essential” alerts, the HIE’s CEO explains, and the result is better care.
next-gen data management in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 09:36 am June 13, 2018
Hospitals should also expect Blockchain, patient experience and new iteration of vendor neutral archive capabilities to be available in the future.
Medical device threats are real, risk to patient safety
By Jessica Davis 04:00 pm June 12, 2018
A recent University of California survey found that a few delivery organizations and vendors believe 100 to 1,000 patients have had adverse events from compromised health IT infrastructure - and the threat will only persist.
Hospitals investing big in clinical communications with secure texting
By Mike Miliard 03:45 pm June 11, 2018
Health system executives are convinced that mobile technology improves patient safety, but are looking for tools that feature robust security features, according to Black Book.
How physicians, nurses and clinicians are reshaping IT vendor strategies

Clockwise from top left: John Brindley, Antoinette Thomas, Ricky Bloomfield, Judy Murphy, Ed Ricks and Rick Bryant.

By Mike Miliard 09:04 am June 11, 2018
A number of high-profile doctors, nurses and CIOs have left hospitals to work at tech companies and they are certainly making an impact.
Colorado passes new 30-day notification data protection law
By Jessica Davis 01:08 pm June 07, 2018
The month-long window is the shortest turnaround from a state and doesn’t exempt the healthcare sector, effectively giving Colorado providers just half the time required by HIPAA to report.
CiOX machine learning applies AI to interoperability
By Mike Miliard 03:17 pm June 06, 2018
The new technology enables hospitals to manage disparate data from various electronic health records. 
Leo Scanlon at a hearing talking about HHS healthcare cybersecurity

Leo Scanlon at a hearing examining the role of HHS in healthcare cybersecurity, on June 8, 2017. Credit: Energy & Commerce Committee

By Jessica Davis 11:45 am June 06, 2018
House and Senate committees criticize department with essentially the same case sidelined Deputy CISO Leo Scanlon made in March.
MyHeritage genealogy website breached
By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm June 05, 2018
The breach was contained to hashed passwords and usernames, but the DNA testing service site didn’t waste time notifying its users of the security incident.

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