Privacy & Security

By Mike Miliard and Bill Siwicki 02:52 pm July 26, 2019
Companies have upped their games in recent years, bolstering their technical infrastructure and jumping through regulatory hoops to prove they have the wherewithal to handle PHI. Providers have taken notice, and are embracing the cloud in big ways.
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By 12:00 am July 26, 2019
According to the CBSi B2B Cybersecurity Study, Asia Pacific 2018, one of the biggest challenges faced by an organisation’s cybersecurity framework is aligning cybersecurity with business priorities.
By Nathan Eddy 11:00 am July 24, 2019
But a study from IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute finds that orgs with a solid incident response plan had $1.23 million less in breach costs than those that didn't.
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.

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