Privacy & Security

By Sara Mageit 04:21 am June 12, 2020
Also, NHS launches new online support for people with diabetes in this week’s Healthcare IT News roundup.
Babylon Health app
By Tammy Lovell 05:25 pm June 10, 2020
The error allowed a patient to access video recordings of another patient’s consultation.  
Security professional at a workstation
By Kat Jercich 03:34 pm June 10, 2020
Experts say the coronavirus pandemic acts like "blood in the water" for cybercriminals looking to exploit tech vulnerabilities.
A smartphone displaying a pie chart
By Mike Miliard 10:28 am June 10, 2020
The tool, developed by scientists at UT Dallas and Vanderbilt, can help weigh the risks that a person might be identified when their health data is shared with researchers.
A three-person security team
By Kat Jercich 02:32 pm June 09, 2020
Experts say a functioning system should be based on understanding your workforce, your technology and your employee workload – and it should involve everyone in your organization.

(Photo: Gage Skidmore, Flickr)

By Kat Jercich 05:28 pm June 05, 2020
The Exposure Notification Privacy Act requires public health officials to be involved with any exposure notification systems and prohibits commercial use of users' data.
A domed state capital building
By Mike Miliard 11:14 am June 05, 2020
The group tells CMS and Congress that two-dozen "cumbersome" regulations, many related to telehealth, that were waived or relaxed in response to COVID-19 should stay that way.
By Kat Jercich 11:05 am June 05, 2020
Big transitions can present an opportunity to enact security improvements, but they can also make a complicated process even more complex.
By Mallory Hackett 05:23 pm June 04, 2020
Hackers are taking advantage of provider distraction to breach health systems.

The defense of healthcare information presents a number of unique challenges. Relying on compliance alone won't keep your organization's information safe.

By Kat Jercich 12:13 pm June 03, 2020
Over the past decade, workloads and data have moved increasingly into the cloud. For the healthcare industry, that means personal health information is stored in multiple environments – and so security should be able to respond to threats across those environments too.