Privacy & Security

ransomware attack allscripts
By Jessica Davis 04:42 pm January 22, 2018
Customers are saying that e-prescribing and hosted services are still down.

For the first time, HIMSS18's showroom floor will feature new 20-minute "Lightning Sessions" about pressing HIT issues.

By Laura Lovett 12:58 pm January 22, 2018
The high-energy 20-minute sessions on the show floor will also address FHIR, patient matching, population health and other pressing issues health IT issues.
Spectre and Meltdown
By Bill Siwicki 08:37 am January 22, 2018
Medical devices running operating systems like Windows, Linux, etc. on processors that could be vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre.
CareFirst Supreme Court breach case
By Jessica Davis 02:39 pm January 19, 2018
The Maryland insurance giant is asking the Supreme Court to review the August decision because without the review, attorneys argue the company will be hit with a flood of data breach suits.
cybersecurity funding
By Bill Siwicki 02:19 pm January 19, 2018
A lack of priority funding and stagnant staffing hinders cybersecurity, new Forrester Research study concludes.
phishing hack

Onco360 Pharmacy's storefront in Buffalo, New York. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:14 pm January 19, 2018
Three employee email accounts were hacked in November, exposing PHI, including financial data for some.
By Jessica Davis 12:04 pm January 19, 2018
Users took to Twitter to complain about the cloud EHR being down, with some unable to access patient information all day.
Amazon healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 05:04 pm January 16, 2018
But the tech giant is still not revealing its plans for the healthcare market.
FDA device ID, blockchain

Pharmacy supply chain management to reduce drug counterfeiting were highlighted in the study.

By Bill Siwicki 04:14 pm January 16, 2018
Continuous funding and partnerships – along with the potential for blockchain-based efforts to reduce the counterfeiting of drugs – are also changing the landscape a new report finds.
ransomware attack payments

Credit: Hancock Health

By Jessica Davis 04:01 pm January 16, 2018
After hackers logged into the hospital’s remote access portal using a third-party vendor’s username and password, officials paid up as it would have taken more time and money to restore files from backups.

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