Privacy & Security

By Jessica Davis 04:28 pm May 03, 2017
Cybercriminals can find databases left exposed on outdated or free platforms as easily as searching on the word ‘patient,’ according to DataBreaches.net.
IoT pilots in healthcare
By Tom Sullivan 12:56 pm May 03, 2017
While 40 percent are running projects, IDC says 73 percent of executives are prepared to start Internet of Things work this year.
people are cybersecurity weakness
By Bill Siwicki 12:17 pm May 03, 2017
Governance, training and, yes, monitoring can go a long way to reducing a system’s risk, expert says.
Blockchain and healthcare privacy laws

Attorney Sharon Klein at the law firm Pepper Hamilton, along with Joe Guagliardo, who chairs the Blockchain Technology Group at the firm, have been looking at blockchain's implications for healthcare for more than a year.

By Mike Miliard 10:31 am May 03, 2017
Leaders are intrigued by the digital ledger technology's potential, but intrigue alone won’t get it past regulations.
HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum

Jane Harper, director of privacy and security risk management at Henry Ford Health System, and FBI assistant special agent Malcolm Palmore are featured speakers at the Privacy & Security Form in San Francisco.

By Tom Sullivan 11:23 am May 02, 2017
The two-day conference in San Francisco during May will also include best practices and proven approaches as well as projections about the future of cybersecurity.
By Bill Siwicki 10:12 am May 02, 2017
Organizations need to engage legal help to assist their CEOs to make smart decisions and improve breach responses, the research firm states.
Jane Harper Privacy and Security
By Bill Siwicki 09:44 am May 02, 2017
Only healthcare organizations that can identify, quantify and operationalize risk will be successful.
Trump policy HIPAA fines
By Mike Miliard 04:28 pm April 28, 2017
Pamela Hepp predicts that Congress will not ultimately repeal the ACA. But even as Republicans look to shrink government, they are historically strong on enforcement -- and HIPAA will not be an exception.
Greenway Health hit by ransomware attack

Greenway Health headquarters in Carrollton, Georgia. (Wikimedia Commons)

By Jessica Davis 10:23 am April 28, 2017
Internet-hosted users of the company’s Intergy EHR platform may experience limited activity as a result of the cyberattack, officials said.
CIOs have no clue how many cloud apps their employees use
By Tom Sullivan 11:52 am April 27, 2017
Chief information officers typically underestimate the number of apps in use by about 900 or so, creating opportunities for lurking hackers.

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