Privacy & Security

A person sits in a darkened room in front of a wall of computers
By Kat Jercich 11:36 am January 05, 2021
The Vermont health system said that it would modify the second and third phases of its EHR go-live, partially in response to the obstacles levied by the attack this past fall.
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By Kat Jercich 09:59 am December 31, 2020
Mark Hall, lead co-chair of the Parker Republicans, said the doxxing was in retaliation against COVID-19 restrictions.
A person with a tablet in a darkened server room
By Kat Jercich 12:23 pm December 30, 2020
Many of the top 10 incidents logged by HHS Office for Civil Rights involved ransomware, but a few stemmed from device theft or improper record disposal.
Aetna building

"Aetna Office Bldg II" by Montgomery County Planning Commission, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

By Kat Jercich 02:25 pm December 28, 2020
Aetna, which contracts with EyeMed to provide vision benefit services for members, said an EyeMed email mailbox was accessed by an unauthorized individual earlier this year.
Healthcare IT News
By Sara Mageit 02:10 am December 28, 2020
With 2020 drawing to a close, Healthcare IT News shares the top 10 most read EMEA news stories of the year.
A Departement of Health and Human Services building
By Mike Miliard 10:05 am December 23, 2020
The Office for Civil Rights' 13th such settlement in the past year-plus comes on the heels of new proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule that prioritize patient access.
A microphone and radio
By Healthcare IT News 09:24 am December 18, 2020
Telehealth relies on reliable, secure connectivity — and that's not something we can take for granted.
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By 01:32 am December 18, 2020
Evan Dumas, Regional Director, Southeast Asia, Check Point Software Technologies shares his insights on the opportunities and threats of IoT in healthcare, as well tips on preventing ransomware attacks. 
By Kat Jercich 12:43 pm December 16, 2020
 The relaxation of regulations around telemedicine has undoubtedly made it easier for patients to access virtual care – but has also presented new privacy risks.
Hands on a keyboard before a computer screen
By Mike Miliard 11:55 am December 16, 2020
As COVID-19 wreaked havoc at health systems worldwide, hackers and bad actors were all too happy to take advantage of the confusion and expanded attack surface – in a new "cyberpandemic" that shows no sign of abating.