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cybersecurity on a budget
By Jessica Davis 03:52 pm July 26, 2017
The ongoing staffing shortage and budget constraints are making it difficult to protect health information, but it’s possible to piece together an effective security strategy by aligning the necessary pieces.
cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel
By Bill Siwicki 03:38 pm July 26, 2017
Michael Daniel developed cybersecurity policy and strategy for the United States and helped the U.S. partner with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations and other nations.
healthcare breach

Women’s Health Care Group of Pennsylvania breach was vulnerable since January.

By Jessica Davis 02:14 pm July 26, 2017
The breach on Women’s Health Care Group of Pennsylvania was discovered in May, but hackers had unauthorized access to the system as early as January.
Epic EHR rollout
By Bernie Monegain 02:07 pm July 26, 2017
Roll-out is slated for summer 2018.
AMIA interoperability framework
By Bernie Monegain 01:33 pm July 26, 2017
Though the medical informatics group urged ONC officials to take clinician, patient-centered approach.
cybersecurity risks
By Bill Siwicki 01:17 pm July 26, 2017
Investment in and high-level attention to cybersecurity are on the decline at a time when nastier cyber-attacks are on the rise, a new KPMG survey finds.
HITRUST launches community outreach program
By Mike Miliard 12:32 pm July 26, 2017
Town halls at Tufts Medical Center, Texas Children's Hospital, Centura Health and more are meant to give healthcare professionals a chance to compare notes and share strategies for better security.

Harold "Hal" Wolf III

By Mike Miliard 12:15 pm July 26, 2017
HIMSS has named Harold "Hal" Wolf III to be its new president and chief executive officer, following an extensive search process, the association announced Wednesday. He will succeed H. Stephen Lieber, who is stepping down as HIMSS CEO after more than 17 years.
HHS breach reporting website

Screensnap of HSS' breach reporting website tool.

By Jessica Davis 11:29 am July 26, 2017
Office for Civil Rights says the site is now easier to navigate and only contains the last two years of healthcare organization and business associate breaches.
Population health forum

HIMSS' Population Health Forum held in Boston in April.

By Tom Sullivan 09:26 am July 26, 2017
Speakers at the Pop Health Forum in October will address a range of challenges and opportunities from analytics to chronic care management to patient engagement and value-based strategies.

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