Privacy & Security

Erie County Medical Center cyberattack

ECMC said the investigation found no patient records have been compromised.

By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm April 24, 2017
The Buffalo-based hospital said no patient records have been compromised but is still working to restore regular functions and continues to operate without interruption.
healthcare orgs fight cyberthreats
By Jessica Davis 02:02 pm April 24, 2017
National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center will educate healthcare organizations and patients about risks associated with mobile data and apps.

NSA summer program aims to draw future cybersecurity professionals into STEM careers.

By Bernie Monegain 03:44 pm April 23, 2017
Free to students and teachers K-12, the program hopes to improve teaching methods for computer science curricula.
Locky ransomware cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 03:16 pm April 21, 2017
Locky re-emerged on Friday with a new delivery method, presenting more potential cybersecurity troubles for healthcare orgs.
EMRAM criteria for 2018
By Tom Sullivan 03:08 pm April 21, 2017
Global vice president John Daniels said the new requirements for its Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model are truly aspirational and provide a glimpse at the future with non-scored options as well.
HIPAA settlement Center for Children’s Digestive Health
By Mike Miliard 02:09 pm April 21, 2017
Center for Children’s Digestive Health shared protected health info with FileFax, but didn't have a BAA in place.
healthcare accessing public wifi
By Mike Miliard 02:56 pm April 20, 2017
Dell survey finds connecting to public Wi-Fi to access confidential information, using personal email for work and widespread use of public cloud services also pose risks to health information.
employees greatest cybersecurity risk
By Bill Siwicki 02:43 pm April 18, 2017
Nearly 80 percent of executives said employee security awareness is their greatest concern. And that’s despite 85 percent indicating they have existing security awareness programs, a new Level 3/HIMSS Analytics study finds.
By Bill Siwicki 02:02 pm April 18, 2017
Cybersecurity has become an enterprise-level risk in healthcare and should be managed like one, CynergisTek says.
ClearDATA cloud services gets $12 million
By Bernie Monegain 12:34 pm April 18, 2017
The company will use the money to advance its security, regulatory and compliance functionality for healthcare customers.

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