Privacy & Security

HITRUST certification
By Gregory Stein and Ben Osbrach 05:04 am September 15, 2017
In today's environment, where cybersecurity threats are becoming more and more pervasive, even small healthcare organizations understand that purporting to have comprehensive data privacy and security policies and procedures in place isn't enough. Business partners want more. Regulators demand more.
prepare for cyberattacks during a public health crisis
By Nitin Natarajan 10:59 am August 22, 2017
Whether because of a nefarious manmade or natural disaster, hospital IT shops often find themselves strapped during a crisis. The government and private sector have already developed considerable resources to help. Here’s a look at those.
information security is a patient safety issue
By Mike Miliard 01:55 pm August 15, 2017
Cybersecurity requires strategy to succeed and that means putting your priorities in the right place. CISOs and other infosec pros must up their game to make protecting patients the top concern.
By Mike Restuccia 09:09 am August 15, 2017
Mike Restuccia says the WannaCry, Petya and ransomware attacks demand more collaboration between healthcare leaders and government agencies, immediately. 
Ransomware
By Kevin Fu and Harold Thimbleby 07:04 am June 05, 2017
Healthcare security experts argue that hospitals must ensure high availability of medical devices and IT systems with practices that resemble preventing and treating disease. Because ransomware is a symptom rather than the problem. 
By Barry Caplin 02:04 am May 30, 2017
There is only one group responsible for the attack but the ransomware scare raised new areas of concern hospitals should know about. 
advanced threat protection
By John Donohue, Penn Medicine 02:30 pm March 29, 2017
To fend off increasingly sophisticated ransomware, phishing and other malicious attacks, infosec professionals and software vendors can tap into ATD tools to more effectively share threat information. 

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD

By John Halamka, MD 11:53 am March 01, 2017
At a pivotal moment for healthcare, it's time to reform regulatory approaches, improve access to data for care coordination and establish a national patient ID, says John Halamka, MD, who offers some perspective to CMS and ONC on the future of MACRA, interoperability and more.  
HIMSS17
By Sue Schade 09:00 am February 27, 2017
There could be as many different wrap-ups on HIMSS17 as there were people there – over 42,000. No one sees the same vendor exhibits, hears the same presenters, or talks to the same people. There are conferences within conferences. So, here’s just one wrap-up – mine
By Mike Restuccia 09:49 am January 12, 2017
Atop the list: Emerging EHR functionality, cybersecurity, analytics and, of course, the next big thing.

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