Privacy & Security

St. Peter’s hospital new york breach

St. Joseph's Hospital in Albany, New York. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 03:26 pm March 12, 2018
St. Peter’s Surgery and Endoscopy Center was hit with the second-largest healthcare breach of 2018.
Cybersecurity priority for business

HIMSS18 hosted a Cybersecurity Command Center in Las Vegas. 

By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:46 am March 12, 2018
Providers must move cybersecurity out of IT and into the boardroom, according to Symantec Distinguished Healthcare Architect, and treat it as a system-wide business concern.

HIMSS18 attendees on explored the conference's Cybersecurity Command Center Theater.

By Jessica Davis 01:58 pm March 09, 2018
About 96 percent of those attacks had an identifiable threat actor, with phishers, negligent insiders and hackers causing the biggest problems.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 02:08 pm March 08, 2018
But experts from IEEE, UC San Diego and Health Linkages say the key is to make sure it's the "right solution for the right problem."
MedCrypt wins Venture Connect prize
By Jonah Comstock 06:40 pm March 07, 2018
Judges impressed by the company’s security tech, which uses APIs to connect medical devices.
ONC leaders call for fewer regulations

National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, speaking at the HIMSS18 ONC Town Hall on Tuesday.

By Mike Miliard 04:55 pm March 06, 2018
As the agency works to advance an array of big projects, ONC is also focused on reducing documentation and quality reporting burdens for providers.
cybersecurity threats

Jon Walter McKeeby, the CIO for its Department of Clinical Research Informatics, speaking during a HIMSS18 Allscripts’ meeting on data security best practices.

By Jessica Davis 04:12 pm March 06, 2018
Leaders from Allscripts, NIH, Albany Medical Center and others offered a sobering look at cyberattack risks, calling for bigger budgets and a security-first culture.
Healthcare CIOs
By Bernie Monegain 06:12 pm March 05, 2018
You can also add cybersecurity, innovation, machine learning, agile and more to that list, CIOs say at HIMSS18 forum.

Jon White, MD, ONC Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information, speaking at HIMSS18 on Monday.

By Jessica Davis 04:24 pm March 05, 2018
The agency is close to releasing its interoperability and info blocking guidance, and when enacted, organizations that break the rules may be subject to penalties.
medical device ransomware infusion pumps
By Bill Siwicki 01:19 pm March 05, 2018
While infusion pumps are the most widely deployed connected medical devices, they are not the leading cause of security alerts.

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