Privacy & Security

By Bill Siwicki 12:35 pm November 18, 2019
The palm print identity authentication system connects 750,000 patients to their Epic EHR – in one case, even when a patient was having a stroke and unable to speak.
By Tammy Lovell 11:28 am November 18, 2019
An investigation by the Financial Times found popular sites disclosed personal information to third party companies.
How provider organizations can prepare cybersecurity incident response and recovery

Richard Staynings, chief security strategist at Cylera, speaking at a past HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum.

By Bill Siwicki 12:34 pm November 14, 2019
Two healthcare cybersecurity experts who will be speaking at the upcoming HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum offer comprehensive advice on everything from breach containment to security operations centers.
By Mike Miliard 09:41 am November 14, 2019
Despite HIPAA's right of access rule, and CMS and ONC prioritizing consumer access in their forthcoming 21st Century Cures regs, a new scorecard shows that providers have some work to do.
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 Tammy Lovell 10:10 am November 12, 2019
An online survey from the Open Data Institute and YouGov published today, found that 59% of the British public trust the NHS and healthcare providers to use their personal data ethically.
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.
Providers, payers and pharma must work together to thwart cyber criminals
By Bill Siwicki 01:45 pm November 11, 2019
Sharing of threat information across stakeholders helps create situational awareness – not just for individual organizations but for the healthcare industry as a whole, says one expert.
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 Jonah Comstock 02:43 pm November 06, 2019
Knowing what to do is only half the battle, say keynote speakers Michael Coates and Dr. John Halamka. Next month's event will also focus on how to make good practices ubiquitous.

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