Privacy & Security

Meredith Phillips
By Erin McCann 08:00 am October 14, 2015
After Henry Ford reported three HIPAA breaches back in 2010 and 2011, involving theft or loss of unencrypted devices or computers, it realized something big had to happen.
CISO rock stars
By Tom Sullivan 08:00 am October 14, 2015
Chief information security officers have the hottest job in healthcare right now, and they're poised to be among its highest paid executives. Here are six leading the charge.
Cris Ewell
By Mike Miliard 08:00 am October 14, 2015
Every policy and protocol within Cris Ewell's security strategy is based on risk, not compliance.
Mitchell Parker
By Tom Sullivan 08:00 am October 14, 2015
The CISO of Temple Health brings a background rich with diversity from four different industries to his current post. That serves him well when working with just about every other department within the hospital.
Connie Barerra
By Erin McCann 08:00 am October 14, 2015
'You can have the most stellar security team, and if they're in that dark room behind locked doors, never really seen and never interacted with people, that's a problem.'
Pressing checkbox button
By Healthcare IT News 11:37 am October 13, 2015
HIMSS Analytics is researching the concerns of IT security professionals, and the ways healthcare organizations secure their technology systems and applications. If you're a hospital or health system IT security professional, please provide your input via this brief survey.
Microsoft Office 2016 screenshots
By Tom Sullivan 08:02 am October 09, 2015
When Microsoft released Office 2016 at September's end, the software giant somewhat quietly revealed a host of new features geared toward healthcare providers. Healthcare CIOs and CISOs might be most interested in the privacy features.
By Mike Miliard 10:12 pm October 08, 2015
Many mobile health developers -- and rightfully so! -- are curious about just what features and protections their devices need to have in order to comply with HIPAA privacy rules. HHS wants to help clarify.
Butterfly emerging
By Darin Brannan 03:17 pm October 07, 2015
Periods of change are when organizations are most vulnerable to security breaches -- especially healthcare entities and the technology vendors that serve them.
By Eric Wicklund 11:04 am October 06, 2015
HIPAA was passed before smartphones, tablets and many of today's medical devices were commonplace and, according to one industry association representing app developers, the law has since become more barrier than boon to information access.

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