Privacy & Security

By Mike Miliard 03:45 pm September 21, 2017
Sachin Shetty, associate professor at Old Dominion University's Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research, is excited about blockchain's potential, and is doing research with Sentara Healthcare into how it could be deployed. But privacy and scalability pose challenges, he said.
By Mike Miliard 10:53 am September 20, 2017
A risk assessment can be the foundation for budgeting and priorities for the department.
By Mike Miliard 04:34 pm September 11, 2017
Matt Fisher, partner and chair of the health law group at Mirick O'Connell, says hospitals need to  know the facts about HIPAA compliance (it does not gurantee security), risk analysis (it shouldn't necessarily be done alone), business associate agreements (read them, don't just sign them) and cyber insurance (it's not a...
By Mike Miliard 11:05 am September 11, 2017
Barry Herrin, principal at Herrin Health Law, says spending more money on security technology will only accomplish diminishing returns. Instead, hospitals should take a broader view of people and processes, implementing risk management frameworks such as NIST SP 800-53 and partnering with external threat groups such as InfoGuard and the FBI.
By Mike Miliard 11:03 am September 11, 2017
At the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum, the chief information security officer of Penn Medicine describes the state of cybersecurity in 2017 – from the potential incidents that keep him awake at night to emerging signs of encouragement. He also explains why military veterans have the right skill sets for IT and security work.  
By Tom Sullivan 11:02 am September 11, 2017
With security risks on all sides, healthcare providers must have a game plan. At the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge lays out the top things they should be doing right now to gain visibility into the threats – and how they should be planning for the future – while explaining the...
Venky Anant 2016 Privacy & Security Forum
By Eric Bailey 07:16 am May 27, 2016
(SPONSORED) Venky Anant, Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, discusses how the digitization of the healthcare industry has spawned the emergence of advanced cybersecurity threats to health systems and patient data.
Mansur Hasib 2016 Privacy & Security Forum
By Eric Bailey 12:42 pm May 26, 2016
"It's the behavior of people that determine the ultimate cybersecurity of any organization," says Mansur Hasib in this clip from the 2016 Privacy & Security Forum in Los Angeles.
2015 CIO Spotlight Retrospective
By Eric Bailey 05:54 am February 04, 2016
2015 presented a number of challenges and opportunities for CIOs nationwide. Healthcare IT News takes a look back at some resonating comments and perspectives on the role and responsibilities from CIOs themselves in this special episode.
By Healthcare IT News 07:29 am November 05, 2015
Daniel Nigrin, MD, CIO at Boston Children's Hospital, describes his experience dealing with a cyberattack at the hospital by notorious hacktivist group, Anonymous.

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