Privacy & Security

biggest healthcare breaches 2017
By 06:59 am October 12, 2017
Healthcare proved itself a lucrative target for hackers in 2016, and so far 2017 is unfortunately following suit. This gallery highlights some of the biggest breaches in healthcare -- and points to mistakes to avoid in the future.
passwords keeping data safe?
By 08:55 am September 15, 2017
As health organizations work to stay ahead of cybercriminals, approaches are moving beyond passwords to secure systems.
HIMSS healthcare security forum
By Healthcare Security Forum 04:13 am August 16, 2017
Experts are already looking into the next evolution of the techniques used by hackers and cybercriminals to infiltrate your industry.
ransomware attacks
By 12:11 pm June 22, 2017
Recent national research has been warning about the vulnerabilities in security and experts are echoing the concerns. Are you listening?
medical device security
By 01:12 pm June 14, 2017
Unsecured medical devices are putting patients at risk and IT shops are playing catch-up to find ways to make them more secure. From hospitals to vendors, the devices are prolific in everyday healthcare yet research reports on IoT vulnerabilities are publishing faster than folks can keep up with it all.
advice from health IT pros
By 06:29 am June 01, 2017
Whether you are choosing population health tools, leading a telehealth initiative or deploying a new EHR, we have rounded up more than a dozen pieces of advice from professionals who have done it themselves.
By Jessica Davis 07:11 am December 22, 2016
Healthcare spent the entirety of 2016 being lambasted by cybercriminals from various angles. We look back at the 10 worst breaches of the year based on either lost patient records or, in the case of ransomware attacks, the number of days a provider organization was knocked offline.
Women making waves in healthcare IT
By Bernie Monegain 12:16 pm November 04, 2016
Women working in health IT are coming into their own and taking charge as CEOs, CIOs, Disrupter-in-Chief and other executive posts. Some are working to achieve salary parity in a sector where the gender gap persists – even today.
Ransomware hospitals attacked
By Jessica Davis 12:13 pm October 05, 2016
Ransomware attacks have been steadily increasing in the healthcare industry since the beginning of the year, and with the most recent attacks on New Jersey Spine Center, Marin Healthcare District and Urgent Care Clinic of Oxford, it doesn't look like the target placed on these providers will be shrinking anytime soon.
By Mike Miliard 11:28 am June 30, 2016
With 2016 already half over, it's time to look back at the stories that most resonated with Healthcare IT News readers these first six months of the year.

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