Privacy & Security

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.
By Ryan Witt 03:28 pm February 10, 2015
Even in the heavily privacy-regulated healthcare industry, few people realize how vulnerable many of our systems -- from EHR to connected medical devices -- are to cyberattacks.
By David Harlow 09:15 am February 04, 2015
In the future, everything will be connected. That future is almost here.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 10:32 am January 29, 2015
Joseph Kvedar, MD, is often asked, "If you could snap your fingers and do some things to accelerate the adoption of connected health, what would they be?" He offers a list of five accelerants.
By Kurt Hagerman 03:02 pm January 27, 2015
Your average healthcare IT organization tends to be ruled by two primary concerns: HIPAA compliance and preventing breaches. Both are smart priorities, but many teams assume that achieving the first will prevent the second – and that can be a disastrous mistake.
By David Harlow 09:12 am August 25, 2014
In reading an account of the recent attack on Community Health Systems, I was struck by the notion put across in the article that all we have to do is work harder to patch vulnerabilities, that with a better defense we can win the game against a skilled quarterback.

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