Privacy & Security

By William A. Tanenbaum 12:37 pm May 19, 2015
Mobile devices in healthcare institutions are giving rise to new data security and liability risks. Connected devices -- another way of describing "The Internet of Things" -- present many of the same security and privacy breach rises aspects.
By Bob Chaput 01:52 pm May 11, 2015
In the new issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, there's a study that concludes that 29 million medical records were compromised between 2010 and 2013.
By Chris Bowen 12:58 pm May 05, 2015
Warning to technology vendors that service the healthcare industry: nearly half of serious data breaches occur in the healthcare sector and the majority are caused by a third party.
By Jeff Rowe 01:07 pm April 13, 2015
Carla Smith, executive vice president of HIMSS North America, has highlighted a few of the attractions for attendees.
By Kurt Hagerman 09:27 am March 26, 2015
You don't have to work in technology to know that hackers are getting more sophisticated. It seems like a new breach is in the news every week. But those of us who are dedicated to protecting healthcare data also spend a lot of time on something that's just as demanding.
By Chris Bowen 08:34 am March 13, 2015
Even with the most experienced security professional on staff, many organizations lack the tools, defensive systems, monitors, dashboards and manpower to really know what's going on in their networks at any given moment.
By Tod Ferran 12:15 pm March 11, 2015
Just because your EHR system is compliant with HIPAA security standards, that does not mean your organization as a whole is fully compliant. Here are some specific actions you should take to protect patient information.
By Ryan Nelson 01:42 pm March 05, 2015
Parallel to rising interest in wearable tech is mounting criticism that these devices put consumer data at risk.
By Karin Ratchinsky 11:04 am February 17, 2015
"Credit monitoring for a breach of your identity data, medical or not, is like handing out umbrellas in a tornado." This is a fitting analogy, as healthcare is amidst a converging storm of cyber security; four forces fairly unique to other industries seem to plague the healthcare ecosystem at a confluence.
By David Harlow 09:51 am February 17, 2015
There is much to be said (and much has already been said) about the need for privacy and security and protections in the case of Anthem, just as "helpful hints" have been provided after the fact to victims of all significant data breaches.

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