Privacy & Security
Remote patient monitoring ecosystems should not be treated in the same way as traditional endpoints, say cybersecurity experts.
The system's Epic electronic health record has been in "read-only" status at several of the system's sites, with MyChart patient portals also inaccessible.
The 2020 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey finds very tight security budgets, vast landscapes of legacy systems and only modest improvements in risk assessments and proactive measures.
The ousting comes on the heels of a joint warning from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, HHS and the FBI about "increased and imminent" cyber threats to hospitals.
The data comes amidst new reports that cybercriminals are using industry-standard encryption methods to enact attacks that bypass detection.
The filing follows Mayo Clinic's announcement that a former employee had inappropriately accessed the information of more than 1,600 patients.
The Combined Cyber Response Team will assist the University of Vermont Health Network in ensuring thousands of end-user devices are free of malware or viruses.
Amid pointed recent ransomware warnings from federal agencies, some Massachusetts health systems have ramped up filtering for external emails or temporarily blocked them altogether.
Despite professing high trust that their personal data is secure, too many Americans of all ages are failing to follow basic cyber hygiene practices, says the National Cyber Security Alliance.
The fines are the latest effort on OCR's part to enforce HIPAA regulations around protected health information.