Privacy & Security

Mayo Clinic blockchain EHR
By Mike Miliard 09:30 am June 20, 2018
London-based Medicalchain is partnering with the health system to pilot an array of different distributed ledger projects.
MD Anderson to pay $4.3M for HIPAA violations

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By Jessica Davis 03:12 pm June 19, 2018
The cancer research center argued it didn’t need to encrypt its data as it was for research, but a federal judge upheld the OCR fine.
Next-gen medical devices
By Bill Siwicki 12:13 pm June 19, 2018
Experts discuss where medical devices are headed as the internet of things continues to expand.
Jane Harper said during the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in San Francisco

Jane Harper speaking during the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in San Francisco.

By Jessica Davis 04:04 pm June 18, 2018
Organizations should treat the third-party vendor relationship like a marriage, continuing to assess and manage compliance, Henry Ford Health System’s Privacy and Security Director says.
Theresa Payton will speak at the upcoming HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum in Boston in October.
By Jessica Davis 02:03 pm June 18, 2018
The first female U.S. chief information officer, star of the CBS show "Hunted" and Fortalice Solutions CEO Theresa Payton will speak at the upcoming Boston event in October. 
Kaspersky yanks Europol participation

U.S. intelligence agencies testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on May 11 about their lack of confidence in Kaspersky software. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:58 pm June 14, 2018
While fighting conspiracy allegations for more than a year, Kaspersky had continued to work with law enforcement to fight ransomware and other threats, including the global WannaCry attack.
New York's Healthix HIE sending clinical info alerts without patient consent

An Intersystems presentation about how it works with Healthix Essential Alerts. Credit: YouTube

By Bill Siwicki 12:18 pm June 13, 2018
It doesn’t need express written consent to use the technology for “essential” alerts, the HIE’s CEO explains, and the result is better care.
next-gen data management in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 09:36 am June 13, 2018
Hospitals should also expect Blockchain, patient experience and new iteration of vendor neutral archive capabilities.
Medical device threats are real, risk to patient safety
By Jessica Davis 04:00 pm June 12, 2018
A recent University of California survey found that a few delivery organizations and vendors believe 100 to 1,000 patients have had adverse events from compromised health IT infrastructure - and the threat will only persist.
Hospitals investing big in clinical communications with secure texting
By Mike Miliard 03:45 pm June 11, 2018
Health system executives are convinced that mobile technology improves patient safety, but are looking for tools that feature robust security features, according to Black Book.

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