Privacy & Security

HIPAA Security Rule
By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm April 13, 2017
Metro Community Provider Network failed to create a security management plan to protect patient data, an HHS investigation found.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 02:23 pm April 13, 2017
If the technology is going to fix healthcare’s interoperability and security problems, policymakers, IT pros and executives need fresh perspectives.
 Erie County Medical Center hacked

Erie County Medical Center reached out to state police cybersecurity investigators shortly after the breach was discovered, and the FBI has joined the ongoing investigation.

By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm April 13, 2017
While officials declined to say whether the attack was ransomware, the hack returned the Buffalo-based provider to pencil and paper.
how blockchain works
By Mike Miliard 12:25 pm April 13, 2017
To say the technology is advanced is an understatement, but hospitals should understand the reasons that it’s getting so much attention.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 10:23 am April 13, 2017
Deeply entrenched business models, implementation costs, regulations and technical challenges all stand between healthcare organizations and secure, interoperable health data.
cybercriminals malware OLE packages
By Bill Siwicki 09:27 am April 13, 2017
Cybercriminals increasingly are using object linking and embedding packages though healthcare executives have options to fight them.
By Bernie Monegain 02:49 pm April 11, 2017
IBM breaks down the much-hyped technology for healthcare and other industry executives looking to better grasp what the tech can do.
Philadelphia ransomware targeted spear-phishing campaign

This ransomware file contains icons resembling patient information, which all point to the malicious script and if any of the icons are double-clicked, the JavaScript is triggered to download on the user’s network.

By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm April 10, 2017
Philadelphia ransomware is part of a highly targeted spear-phishing campaign that may signify more ransomware-as-service campaigns are on the horizon.
1 million patient records leaked
By Jessica Davis 04:02 pm April 07, 2017
A failed contract to build a customer database for HealthNow Networks, left personal health information exposed online for months, according to an investigation by ZDNet and DataBreaches.net.
HIPAA AHIMA updates

The rise of electronic data exchange and connected health over the past two decades have led many to call for the law to be rethought.

By Mike Miliard 02:14 pm April 07, 2017
The law was enacted when the internet was in its infancy and healthcare was still paper-based.

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