Privacy & Security

doctor reviewing CT scan security flaws
By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm May 14, 2018
Some vulnerabilities in Philips’ Brilliance CT scanners and GE Healthcare Mobile tech could allow an unauthorized user to obtain elevated credentials and make modifications to system settings.
doctor talking with patient at hospital about EHR
By Bernie Monegain 11:44 am May 14, 2018
As hospitals collect patient data they must characterize it well, apply new technologies – and practice what Cleveland Clinic’s Paul Ford calls "human medicine."
technician managing the cloud storage data center servers
By Mike Miliard 08:40 am May 14, 2018
After years of wariness from healthcare providers about off-premise data, new AI capabilities from Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft could make cloud storage easier and more trustworthy than ever.
cybersecurity password login on hospital computer

Some clinicians share their passwords with nurses in order to complete charts with the idea of “a care efficiency: rather than a risk.

By Jessica Davis 03:07 pm May 11, 2018
From legacy infrastructure to potential medical device hacks, some of the industry’s leading voices opened up about how the industry can begin to combat the inevitable breach.
medical device like this MRI can be hacked
By Jessica Davis 09:54 am May 11, 2018
The threat to medical devices is real and happening now – and it’s a patient safety issue, much more than one of HIPAA compliance.
Defense Health Agency for DoD IG
By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm May 08, 2018
Inspector general says Defense Health Agency sites failed to consistently implement technical, physical and administrative protocols and may have violated HIPAA regulations in the process.
CTA and Xcertia talking about mobile apps at HLTH conference

CTA and Xcertia discuss a roadmap for mobile apps at HLTH conference. Credit: Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 09:48 am May 08, 2018
The goal is to bring order to the fast-changing mobile health market, focusing on the availability, transparency and reliability of patient-generated health data.
HIPAA compliance
By Jessica Davis 11:46 am May 04, 2018
While gap analysis can find existing vulnerabilities in an organization’s security, it’s not an equal substitution for HIPAA-required risk analysis.
cryptomining cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 02:39 pm May 03, 2018
The latest HIMSS cross-sector threat report outlines the growing strength of cryptomining software to line the pockets of hackers, and the need for healthcare organizations to be more proactive.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 09:30 am May 03, 2018
Big opportunities, and challenges, ahead for the distributed ledger, from EHRs to supply chain and security.

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