Privacy & Security

Blockchain in healthcare
By Jessica Davis 02:37 pm October 03, 2017
While most payers are implementing or are planning to launch blockchain projects by 2019, providers are still waiting to see how federal regulations unfold.
Ransomware attack

The Arkansas Oral Facial Surgery Center location in Springdale. Photo via Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 03:38 pm October 02, 2017
Arkansas Oral Facial Surgery Center was hit by a cyberattack that shut the organization out of files, medical images and details of patient visits.
security patches
By Tom Sullivan 09:40 am October 02, 2017
Apple, IBM, Mozilla and Apache all have fixes out, and not installing them leaves open doors for hackers to walk right through.
EHR data security
By Bill Siwicki 12:39 pm September 29, 2017
Infosec teams need to know about EHRs, timing eccentricity and other challenges of detecting inappropriate access.
Black Book's 50 disruptive health IT companies
By Tom Sullivan 11:33 am September 29, 2017
Hospitals and payers voted on their favorite innovators - athenahealth, Salesforce, M*Modal and more - based on client experience metrics.
McAfee warns healthcare CIOs, CISOs
By Bill Siwicki 02:32 pm September 28, 2017
In the second quarter of 2017, account hijacking led disclosed attack vectors, followed by DDoS, leaks, targeted attacks, malware and SQL injections.
EHR password sharing
By Mike Miliard 02:18 pm September 28, 2017
Of medical residents polled, all of them had shared authorized credentials at one time or another.
patient ID
By Bernie Monegain 11:36 am September 27, 2017
Partners say they will prevent misidentification by cleaning up patient data and eliminating the creation of duplicate and overlaid medical records.
deloitte breach

Deloitte headquarters in Chicago. Photo via WikiMedia

By Jessica Davis 09:46 am September 27, 2017
Private emails and plans from some of the accounting firm’s blue-chip clients were exposed after hackers got into the network by getting into an admin account without complex authentication.
physical security vs cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 09:29 am September 26, 2017
The same strategies the safeguard digital data can protect items like medical devices, hard drives and paper records.

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