Privacy & Security

By Jessica Davis 04:33 pm March 22, 2018
Several employee emails were breached exposing a range of patient data from Medicaid details to Social Security numbers.
OCR investigating Banner Health

Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:34 pm March 21, 2018
The Arizona health system is cooperating with the investigation but expects to receive negative findings and a potential fine.
HIMSS TV
By 10:33 am March 21, 2018
A roundup of big ideas from experts on interoperability, patient engagement, security, cloud computing, innovation, policy and more during HIMSS18.
HIPAA compliance GDPR privacy law in Europe
By Jessica Davis 09:31 am March 21, 2018
By May 25, U.S. providers caring for EU patients will need to brush up on consent forms, data sharing and privacy monitoring because the General Data Protection Regulation is tougher than HIPAA.
Pitfalls to avoid with third-party security vendors

A view from the Cybersecurity Command Center at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas.

By Bill Siwicki 02:23 pm March 19, 2018
Cybersecurity experts offer valuable advice on dealing with third parties because while a third party may be responsible for a breach, it's the healthcare organization that is accountable.
healthcare cybersecurity breach

PHC's East Side Medical in Des Moines, Iowa. Credit: Primary Health Care

By Jessica Davis 12:32 pm March 19, 2018
Hackers broke into four employee email accounts of the Iowa provider, allowing access to a wide range of sensitive data.
cybersecurity command center himss18

The Cybersecurity Command Center at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas hosted interactive booths and challenges as well as education sessions about current cybersecurity issues.

By Jessica Davis 01:11 pm March 16, 2018
From Google to NIH, the message was clear at the annual health IT conference: Hospitals need to make cybersecurity a budget priority and tackle security as a team.
Cybersecurity strategy critical to protecting revenue
By Jeff Lagasse 10:19 am March 16, 2018
In the age of consumerism, how you react to a breach, relay information to patients, and interact with people can mean the difference between customer retention or an expensive mass exodus.
cyber threat detection
By Jessica Davis 12:52 pm March 15, 2018
The threat management and intelligence vendor will provide the infrastructure and tools to support healthcare members in sharing and collaborating threat data through the NH-ISAC.
IoT security in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 07:07 am March 15, 2018
Experts are anticipating the wrath of cybercriminals targeting the hundreds of thousands of IoT devices already deployed in 2018 and beyond.

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