Privacy & Security

By Mike Miliard 04:02 pm June 03, 2019
The unauthorized access also included Social Security numbers, credit card data and banking information – but not laboratory results, the company said.
By Mike Miliard 03:30 pm June 03, 2019
The retailer joins other big players such as AmerisourceBergen, McKesson and Pfizer in the effort to use distributed ledger technology for medication safety and integrity.
By Nathan Eddy 12:27 pm June 03, 2019
The Department of Justice charged Coffey Health System with failing to conduct the risk analyses required by the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.
By Mike Miliard 03:37 pm May 31, 2019
The Medical Group Management Association also has concerns about security risks that might be associated with the proposed rules, and says they go "too far, too fast."
By Benjamin Harris 10:56 am May 30, 2019
The wide array of connected devices means "lot of different stakeholders that need to coordinate," on both the clinical and IT side. That requires "process and due diligence."
By Nathan Eddy 09:32 am May 30, 2019
Research from Digital Shadows found imaging files particularly vulnerable.
By Benjamin Harris 12:19 pm May 29, 2019
You can't secure a network that you don't understand. Mapping hospital IoT is a must-do process for the creation of an effective defense strategy, experts say.
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By 09:58 am May 29, 2019
The risk is that with so many access points, there is the high potential for exfiltration of data, especially those consciously or unconsciously occurring because of vulnerabilities with privileged escalation— which is administrative-level access to all kinds of vital data about patients and the organization.
Implementation best practices: Laying out the infrastructure
By Bill Siwicki 01:24 pm May 24, 2019
Three health IT infrastructure experts offer some sage advice on getting foundational network technologies up and running.
By Benjamin Harris 11:01 am May 17, 2019
Healthcare systems need to collaborate on defense and rely on AI and machine learning to respond to new threats, study finds.

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