Privacy & Security

ransomware attacks
By Bill Siwicki 02:52 pm May 11, 2017
Former NSA officer’s advice? Close ports that don’t need to be opened, make sure access points are open only to those who need the access.
George DeCesare, Kaiser Permanente Chief Technology Risk Officer

George DeCesare, Kaiser Permanente Chief Technology Risk Officer, speaks at the Privacy & Security Forum in San Francisco on May 11.

By Tom Sullivan 01:59 pm May 11, 2017
Kaiser Permanente chief technology risk officer shared predictions for 2017 and touches on the security issues likely to persist into 2018 at the Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum.
EHR server hacked IVF clinic
By Jessica Davis 11:37 am May 11, 2017
Officials at New Jersey Diamond Institute for Fertility and Menopause say they don’t know when the initial breach began.
Patient matching strategy supported by Congress
By Gus Venditto 04:06 pm May 10, 2017
A directive to HHS calls for a national standard on how patients are matched with their health records.
new healthcare cloud platform
By Bernie Monegain 03:49 pm May 10, 2017
Platform designed to support EHRs, ERP systems, workforce management systems, precision medicine platforms, and picture archive and communication systems.
Memorial Hermann HIPAA violation
By Susan Morse 03:25 pm May 10, 2017
Patient was arrested for showing a fake Social Security card, but Texas health system was still held liable for releasing name.  
HIPAA breach fines
By Tom Sullivan and Jessica Davis 09:51 am May 10, 2017
There has to be a more sustainable way to get hospitals to put information security controls in place than taking millions out of operating budgets.
breach alert
By Tom Sullivan 02:00 pm May 09, 2017
Harrisburg Gastroenterology said suspicious system activity triggered discovery that an unauthorized person could have accessed patient data.
Vendor error New York hospital
By Bill Siwicki 12:42 pm May 09, 2017
Cause of  Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center breach tied to misconfigured rsync backup that was managed by iHealth Innovations.
By Bill Siwicki 10:47 am May 09, 2017
Barracuda survey finds the bulk of users are relying on third parties to safeguard their files.

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