visual hacking

Kate Borten, a Visual Privacy Advisory Council member and founder of The Marblehead Group, said that although training employees to protect against visual hacking is not required under HIPAA CISOs and CIOs should not overlook the threat. Photo courtesy of Kate Borten. 

By Jessica Davis 07:09 am September 09, 2016
Visual hacking’s low-tech nature flies under the radar of chief information security officers and chief privacy officers. But there are simple technology and physical fixes, Kate Borten of the Visual Privacy Advisory Council explains.
CMS Slavitt MACRA flexibility
By Susan Morse 06:50 pm September 08, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator outlines four new options that physician groups will have to comply with the law, avoid negative payment adjustments and, in certain cases, even qualify for a modest incentive payment.  
patient records breached
By Bill Siwicki 03:20 pm September 08, 2016
There were 44 reports of data breaches in August, and 233 from January through August, according to the monthly Protenus Breach Barometer.
By Mike Miliard 02:44 pm September 08, 2016
By combining Dragon Medical and Imprivata Cortext, the companies can offer a speaker-adaptive engine, custom vocabularies, built-in visualization, voice navigation and other features.
WEDI virtual credit cards
By Mike Miliard 01:03 pm September 08, 2016
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange posts best practices for electronic payments to help healthcare organizations make use of Automated Clearinghouse electronic transactions.
By Jessica Davis 10:05 am September 08, 2016
Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered the Zika virus can live in the eye and have found genetic markers from the disease in tears.
HHS Zika Moderna

Richard Hatchett, MD, acting director of BARDA, says the government is taking a three-pronged approach to fight Zika.

By Bernie Monegain 09:32 am September 08, 2016
The $8.2 million deal with Moderna aims to accelerate the development of vaccine technology and is expected to be faster than other approaches in developing vaccines.
machine learning healthcare
By Mike Miliard 07:53 am September 08, 2016
MIT professor John Guttag said that growing sets of aggregated data, federal rules mandating access to information and existing tools make machine learning a reality today. Here’s what healthcare organizations need to know about the emerging technology.
John Guttag, who leads the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, urged healthcare providers to aggressively incorporate machine learning into workflows.
By Mike Miliard 07:42 am September 08, 2016
These approaches have enormous potential to enable clinicians, doctors and researchers to spot patterns in existing data sets. We take a look at the two styles and what they mean to healthcare organizations.
Ransomware healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 05:02 pm September 07, 2016
Cybercriminals are nailing healthcare with the insidious form of malware and CryptoWall is the most common type of ransomware detected in the second quarter, a new report finds.

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