Privacy & Security

By Mike Miliard 04:45 pm March 26, 2019
The HELP Committee on Tuesday heard feedback from stakeholders about how the proposed rules from CMS and ONC should be fine-tuned for optimal effect.
By Mike Miliard 01:52 pm March 25, 2019
The health system will invest $5.5 million in new network security improvements and shell out $2 million for class action claims after the hack exposed the data of 4.5 million patients.

UPMC VP John Houston said council members have agreed to accept HITRUST certification to simplify the process of evaluating, contracting and working with cloud vendors. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:38 am March 21, 2019
The ultimate goal is patient safety and freeing up money to invest in care.
Implementation best practices: Migrating to the cloud
By Bill Siwicki 02:37 pm March 20, 2019
Four experts in healthcare cloud computing offer CIOs and other health IT workers who are starting – or maintaining – cloud migrations some well-rounded advice.
By Beth Jones Sanborn 02:15 pm March 20, 2019
With increasing buzz around population health and social determinants of health, those two forces are poised to change philosophies around care delivery and how a hospital or health system works to keep the surrounding community healthy.

Above photo: The registration counter of the Bloodbank@HSA located in Outram, Singapore. Credit: HSA

By Dean Koh 11:01 am March 15, 2019
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA), a statutory board under the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Singapore, said in a statement on March 15 that one of its vendors, Secur Solutions Group Pte Ltd (SSG), had failed to properly secure a HSA database against access over the Internet.
By Nathan Eddy 02:58 pm March 13, 2019
The industry has some unique challenges to tackle and moving to the cloud often leads to breaches.
Doctor using mobile device.
By Verizon 09:50 am March 13, 2019
A lot of attention is focused on network access security; it can be easy to overlook the vulnerability of data at the edge.

Credit: Graeme Robertson/ Getty Images

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:57 am March 12, 2019
Dame Fiona Caldicott has been appointed as the first statutory national data guardian for health and social care, nearly five years after the role was first created.
By Tom Sullivan 09:17 am March 08, 2019
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger highlighted the biggest threat, application centric security and your next security products as ideas not being considered enough today.

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