Compliance & Legal

By Nathan Eddy 02:24 pm November 13, 2019
While Google apparently signed a business associate agreement with Ascension, and the scope of the data sharing appears to be in line with HIPAA allowances, there are still many questions about how the patient information is being put to use.
By Mike Miliard 04:50 pm November 11, 2019
With the initiative, reportedly called Project Nightingale, the health system and tech giant have been collecting and analyzing detailed medical records, including names and birth dates, according to the Wall Street Journal.
By Mike Miliard 11:06 am November 07, 2019
The health system will pay $3 million to settle with OCR and take corrective action after protected health information was left unencrypted on lost and stolen mobile devices.
By Nathan Eddy 12:38 pm November 06, 2019
The cloud-based EHR developer had alleged that a former customer, ZenCharts, which plans to appeal, had violated a user agreement, cloning its software to develop a system of its own.
By Mike Miliard 01:03 pm November 01, 2019
The cybersecurity compliance company says Backbone's advisory services will help clients manage ever-changing infosec and privacy demands, such as the third-party audits required for EPCS, the privacy demands of GDPR and more.
Cybersecurity tips for CIOs and CISOs dealing with the widely dispersed data of healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 12:29 pm October 30, 2019
A security expert says discover assets on a network, perform vulnerability assessments, embrace identity governance, perform privileged access management, hire white hat ethical hackers and more.
Implementation best practices: The optimal way to approach security
By Bill Siwicki 12:39 pm October 23, 2019
Three healthcare cybersecurity experts showcase the most effectual strategies CIOs and CISOs can take when erecting defenses against criminals seeking valuable patient information.
By Benjamin Harris 01:54 pm October 21, 2019
Email cyberattackers frequently use certain keywords in their subject lines, according to Proofpoint, and tend to send their salvos at certain advantageous times of day.
AWS says Amazon Textract is now HIPAA-eligible
By Mike Miliard 04:01 pm October 11, 2019
The machine learning tool, which helps to extract data from scanned documents, joins six other AI tools that are HIPAA-eligible: Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend, Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Polly, Amazon SageMaker and Amazon Rekognition.
FDA’s bill of materials creates a cybersecurity blind spot for medical devices
By Bill Siwicki 11:53 am October 09, 2019
A cybersecurity expert explains the bill, and offers advice on how CIOs and CISOs can overcome some of the challenges it presents.

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