Privacy & Security

By Jessica Sabbah 02:59 pm May 13, 2016
The Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum took place in Los Angeles this past week: CIOs, CISOs and other infosec professionals gathered to discuss the building blocks to a sound security strategy – and talked a lot about the latest pressing threat: ransomware.
By Jessica Davis 02:32 pm May 02, 2016
The steady drumbeat of data breaches and malware incidents so far this year has shed light on security issues plaguing many healthcare providers. Cybercriminals are targeting hospitals with growing frequency, and vulnerabilities – such as aging medical equipment and human error – are only increasing the risk.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am March 09, 2016
The gold-rush buying spree of the early post-HITECH years may have settled down, but health systems are still spending big bucks on new technology, whether it's to rip-and-replace suboptimal EHRs or invest in new analytics or security tools. Keep track of implementations and go-lives in this running list.
Concert
By Jessica Sabbah 11:02 am December 22, 2015
2015 was the year of the healthcare data breach. It was also the year where those in charge of protecting data found their moment in the spotlight. As some of the most in-demand professionals around, chief information security officers are on the front lines of a challenging new era.
Padlocks and computer code
By Bernie Monegain 03:02 pm December 10, 2015
Whether small, large or, in some cases, astronomical, healthcare security breaches ran the gamut in 2015. Not only in size and expense, but also in the variety of ways hackers, employees, insiders and outsiders manage to get at personal health information.
Privacy & Security Forum
By Mike Miliard 10:34 am December 04, 2015
From cybersecurity to HIPAA compliance, medical devices to BYOD, there was lots to learn this week as more than 300 healthcare professionals gathered in Boston to tackle the technology and workforce challenges to protecting patient data.
Keyhole and computer code
By Bernie Monegain 05:36 am October 27, 2015
Meet some of the healthcare data security officers we know, who offer advice on best practices in the field -- from mobile device management to threat intelligence to staff communication and beyond.
Illustration of people silhouettes with speech bubbles
By Mike Miliard 05:24 am April 22, 2015
From policy to payment reform to privacy and security, the 26th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey takes the pulse of a fast-changing industry. With more thrown at health IT leaders every day, the annual poll offers insight into the plans, hopes and concerns of those on the front lines.
By Erin McCann 09:48 am March 17, 2015
The numbers are scary. Healthcare providers and payers, together with their business associates, are still failing to protect patient privacy and ensure the security of their personal health information.
Money
By Erin McCann 06:41 am May 23, 2014
Since 2009, when the HIPAA breach notification requirement took effect, nearly 31.4 million people have had their protected health information compromised in privacy and security breaches.

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