Privacy & Security

By Piers Ford 03:54 am August 05, 2020
Hospital executive minds have understandably been distracted since the start of 2020, but the impact of the emergence of SarsCoV2 has not been limited to its physical toll. It has also torn into data security defences and exposed patient privacy, as explored in the latest issue of HIMSS Insights.
By Mike Miliard 05:05 pm July 31, 2020
Trusted Instant Messaging+ aims to offer real-time healthcare communication between known, trusted entities within and across healthcare organizations.
By Healthcare IT News 04:53 pm July 30, 2020
HIMSS editors discuss telehealth, remote patient monitoring, ransomware and more.
By Mike Miliard 03:20 pm July 28, 2020
The Rhode Island health system has settled with OCR for the HIPAA violation after an employee's computer went missing – with protected health information of 20,431 individuals left accessible.
By Mike Miliard 10:14 am July 22, 2020
Vendor members, including Cisco,, Geometer, IBM, NearForm, Tencent and VMware, will work together to advance global projects focused on COVID-19 and population health.
By Tammy Lovell 06:35 am July 22, 2020
Doctors were not able to transfer patient master data via the system for eight weeks.
By Mike Miliard 04:59 pm July 17, 2020
The cloud service can enable developers to more easily create secure pipelines to handle streaming biometric data and other PHI from remote patient-monitoring devices.
By Kat Jercich 12:57 pm July 16, 2020
British, Canadian and U.S. intelligence agencies released a statement saying the group is "almost certainly" part of the Russian intelligence services.
By Charles Alessi 05:24 am July 13, 2020
The pandemic has inevitably made discussions about the use of data even more urgent as we strive to find solutions to dilemmas around managing personal privacy argues Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS.
Tech optimization: Fine-tuning cybersecurity defenses
By Bill Siwicki 01:11 pm July 10, 2020
In this special report, four security technology experts from Accenture, Barracuda Networks, the Center for Internet Security and ComplyAssistant help CIOs and CISOs lock down data and systems.