December 03, 2015
Mac McMillan put it on the table straight up. "Let's talk about business associates," he said.
October 26, 2015
Desk audits are scheduled to begin in 2016. Here's what healthcare organizations can do now to prepare.
March 09, 2015
Think healthcare is not a target for cyberattacks? Think again. Following a pattern of increasing attack frequency, one Indiana-based hospital is the newest target, after hackers swiped the personal data of thousands.
February 23, 2015
More and more across healthcare, provider organizations are adding a new C-suite role to their rosters -- or at least a new letter to the acronym of their chief security officer's title.
February 06, 2015
Healthcare industry, listen up: you're a prime target for cyberattacks. Just ask virtually every IT security expert out there. Or ask Anthem, who learned the hard way.
January 29, 2015
At HIMSS15, a national security expert will argue that providers need to make security part of the core mission.
November 11, 2014
The American Hospital Association released a toolkit on Nov. 11 that gives guidance for hiring veterans as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. But it's worth remembering that many returning service members also have much to offer when it comes to information technology skills.
September 25, 2014
Meaningful use audits are nothing to play around with. They're time consuming and could signify thousands or millions of dollars in lost incentive payments. So proper preparation is essential -- especially for one measure in particular that providers have often failed to meet.
June 25, 2014
More than 60 percent of all industries worldwide embrace BYOD, says Mac McMillan, CEO of the information security company CynergisTek and chairman of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Task Force. In healthcare, that number stands at around 85 percent, with 92 percent of that number saying personal mobile devices are in use multiple times every day.
May 30, 2014
Identity management and unauthorized data access by employees present the biggest threat to security and privacy of patient data, according to healthcare providers across the country.