Privacy & Security

Blockchain in healthcare

burstIQ data currency model. Credit: burstIQ

By Bernie Monegain 08:54 am February 12, 2018
Blockchain healthcare data company BurstIQ has landed a $5 million investment from Millennium Blockchain.
veterans affairs health

Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Florida. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 04:42 pm February 09, 2018
The Florida VA provider set-up its Wi-Fi network without coordinating with the VA’s IT office.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 02:40 pm February 09, 2018
A more transparent formulary design enables pharma companies of all sizes to be listed on the exchange, giving consumers more choice and leading to lower out-of-pocket expense, the company says.
EHR hacked by cryptocurrency mining software

Decatur County General Hospital in Parsons, Tennessee. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 02:39 pm February 08, 2018
About 24,000 patient records were breached when Decatur County General Hospital’s vendor discovered the unauthorized software was installed to generate digital currency.
medical device security
By Bernie Monegain 11:40 am February 08, 2018
Experts from a leading nonprofit ranked device cybersecurity as the single biggest challenge hospital face today.
ransomware attacks

Symantec headquarters in Mountain View, California. Credit: Wikipedia

By Beth Jones Sanborn 02:07 pm February 07, 2018
The security vendor will debut show floor sessions so attendees can witness first-hand how easily devices can be compromised.
Healthcare security forum
By Healthcare IT News 12:50 pm February 06, 2018
HIMSS is looking for speakers who can provide the best strategic and tactical information to our audience of healthcare security leaders. The deadline to submit proposals is March 2.
Texas Hospital Association Clearwater Compliance

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, is one of many Texas Hospital Association members.

By Mike Miliard 04:09 pm February 05, 2018
The firm will help Lone Star State hospitals do risk assessments and manage OCR audits.
HHS breach

Credit: Fresenius Medical Care North America

By Jessica Davis 02:53 pm February 01, 2018
The first enforcement settlement of the year follows an OCR investigation of Fresenius Medical that began in 2013.
security vulnerabilities
By Tom Sullivan 11:33 am February 01, 2018
Don’t forget about the GDPR, as in the General Data Protection Regulation coming soon in Europe, warns the new HIMSS Healthcare and Cross-sector Cybersecurity report.

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