Privacy & Security

Man holding large pile of binders
By Mike Miliard 10:20 am December 11, 2015
In order to 'eliminate confusion and ambiguity' in its 500-plus page 2015 Edition EHR certification criteria, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has added corrections to the Federal Register to help vendors better understand the final rule.
Keyhole and computer code
By Jessica Davis 10:20 am December 11, 2015
More than 720 data breaches occurred this year, and the top seven cyber attacks alone have left more than 193 million personal records open to fraud and identity theft.
Surveyor
By Bernie Monegain 09:55 am December 11, 2015
It's that time of year when healthcare pundits take stock of the waning year and predict what's in store the year ahead. PwC's Health Research Institute is out with its 10 anticipated healthcare trends for 2016.
Doctor using laptop
By Mike Miliard 10:58 am December 09, 2015
Scripps Health will deploy a clinical network from Health Gorilla to enable HIPAA-compliant access to imaging and lab data from its facilities for community physicians and their patients.
cyber security
By Bernie Monegain 12:57 pm December 08, 2015
MaineGeneral Health CEO Chuck Hays provides details of a cyber attack on the health system's network that has put patient data at risk and involved an FBI investigation.
Magnifying glass on laptop
By Jessica Davis 09:44 am December 04, 2015
Triple-S Management Corporation has agreed to settle potential HIPAA violations with the U.S. Department of Health and Human services to the tune of $3.5 million, after repeatedly failing to put safeguards in place for its beneficiaries' PHI.
Fingerprint
By Jessica Davis 10:29 am December 03, 2015
Fewer than half of U.S. hospitals support an infrastructure capable of two-factor authentication, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT reported in November, while 35 percent of critical access hospitals and 40 percent of small rural hospitals report the lowest levels of capability.
Hand washing
By Mike Miliard 09:04 am December 03, 2015
Can a pacemaker be hacked to induce a fatal arrhythmia? Yes. But is that the most clear and present danger in a world where hospitals are running critical medical devices on unpatched versions of Windows XP?
Lightbulbs
By Bernie Monegain 09:00 am December 03, 2015
Mac McMillan put it on the table straight up. "Let's talk about business associates," he said.
Privacy & Security Forum
By Mike Miliard 08:45 am December 03, 2015
Healthcare IT News' biggest event yet, the three-day Privacy & Security Forum will convene nearly 70 expert speakers from across healthcare and beyond, offering perspectives and best practices for managing one of biggest challenges of our time: protecting patient data. Follow live here.

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