Privacy & Security

HHS Secretary Alex Azar

HHS Secretary Alex Azar

By Mike Miliard 03:01 pm December 10, 2020
The new proposed rule would "break down barriers that have stood in the way of commonsense care coordination and value-based arrangements for far too long," says HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
MRI machine
By Mike Miliard 05:57 pm December 09, 2020
Discovered by CyberMDX, the flaw, MDhex-Ray, could allow remote exploits that would compromise connected radiology devices – enabling access to and potential manipulation of protected health data.
Hands in blue gloves use a syringe to draw from a vial
By Kat Jercich 02:23 pm December 09, 2020
From the "cold chain" to clinicians' devices at the point of care, the roll-out of a COVID-19 vaccine presents bad actors with a wide array of vulnerable targets.
Senator Angus King (I-Maine)

Senator Angus King (I-Maine)

By Mike Miliard 11:30 am December 09, 2020
The senator touts "judicious use of the cloud," wider information sharing and "good ol' cyber hygiene" as private-sector best practices – but also says lack of a real deterrent for nation state bad actors has been a federal policy failure.
Heather Roszkowski, Sriram Bharadwaj, and Kat Jercich

Clockwise from top left: Heather Roszkowski, Sriram Bharadwaj and Kat Jercich

By Kat Jercich 03:42 pm December 08, 2020
The COVID-19 telehealth boom has expanded health systems' perimeters – inside and outside the network – and in the process it's made them more vulnerable to breaches.

ChristianaCare CEO Janice Nevin

By Mike Miliard 03:56 pm December 07, 2020
At ChristianaCare, "we've embedded information security deeply into our strategy and governance," said CEO Janice Nevin. "It's not just an IT issue, it's a patient safety issue, and it's everyone's responsibility."
Tom Leary and Denise Anderson

Tom Leary and Denise Anderson

By Kat Jercich 03:26 pm December 07, 2020
Panelists at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum this week said cybercriminals will likely use tried-and-true techniques, such as phishing emails themed around COVID-19 vaccines or President-elect Biden, to keep exploiting novel vulnerabilities.
By Kat Jercich 12:46 pm December 07, 2020
The latest security industry forecast from Experian warns that bad actors will continue to take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis next year.
A doctor points at an EHR on a tablet

(Photo by Ariel Skelley/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 09:38 am December 04, 2020
The agency aims to issue a unified industry-wide specification for representing addresses by the end of 2021.
An old-timey microphone and radio setup represent our weekly digital health podcast.
By Healthcare IT News 09:09 am December 04, 2020
On today's HIMSSCast, host Jonah Comstock sits down with Gabe Gumbs, head of product strategy and innovation at Spirion about his experiences with, and views on, data security and privacy.