Privacy & Security

By Mike Miliard 11:04 am July 23, 2019
The groups urge the Senate to follow the House's lead and finally lift the ban on federal funding for a nationwide unique patient identifier, making the case that it can help avoid serious safety risks due to matching errors.
By Nathan Eddy 11:09 am July 22, 2019
And that's because too many board members don't have the right level of IT and security expertise, a new Black Book study suggests.

Continuing use of technology susceptible to cyber-attack in NHS, says Labour MP

By Cara Dartnell-Steinberg 11:06 am July 17, 2019
Responding to an answer in parliament by a junior health minister, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Jo Platt warned the government of the dangers of the 2,300 NHS computers thatstill run on Windows XP.
Cybersecurity
By Tammy Lovell 03:31 am July 15, 2019
GE Healthcare says its anaesthetic machines pose no patient risk, after concerns that the devices could be tampered with by hackers.
Novant Health migrates its Epic EHR system to the cloud

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center (photo: David Bjorgen, Wikimedia)

By Mike Miliard 03:46 pm July 12, 2019
Virtustream Healthcare Cloud helped the North Carolina-based health system "future-proof" its IT system by moving mission-critical data to its hosting service.
Hospitals are paying for not vetting their vendors
By Benjamin Harris 12:36 pm July 11, 2019
More than half of hospitals say they've had one or more data breaches caused by third-party vendors in the past two years, with an average cost of $2.9 million per incident – but too many are still failing to do adequate risk assessments.
Securonix achieves HITRUST certification for healthcare security monitoring
By Bill Siwicki 11:24 am July 11, 2019
The vendor’s event management technology is designed for monitoring threats to healthcare organizations and comes with built-in connectors for major healthcare applications such as Epic and Cerner.
Security concerns, budget restrictions hamper move to cloud
By Nathan Eddy 11:46 am July 10, 2019
Even as the number of organizations ready to adopt a cloud-based approach is rising, nearly a fifth of healthcare orgs surveyed said they'd consider moving their data from the cloud back on premises.
NTT finalizes WhiteHat Security acquisition
By Mike Miliard 01:43 pm July 09, 2019
WhiteHat's application security and DevSecOps expertise will help NTT widen the protections it can offer healthcare and other clients working on enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives, the company says.
Security, control of data seen as key barriers to cloud adoption by pharma
By Nathan Eddy 10:12 am July 08, 2019
There's continued resistance from many pharmaceutical industry executives, who think it's never possible to safely store sensitive data in the cloud.

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