Privacy & Security

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By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz 03:25 pm June 12, 2019
Consent-and trust-based services is what Europe could contribute to the global platform economy.

Distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain will soon be an "important part of healthcare payments and identity management" across healthcare, say Accenture researchers.

By Mike Miliard 12:37 pm June 12, 2019
The firm says hospitals and health systems should be preparing themselves to take advantage of distributed ledger technology, AI, augmented reality and quantum computing.
CISOs report cyberattacks on the rise in healthcare
By Nathan Eddy 12:08 pm June 10, 2019
According to a new study by Carbon Black, two thirds of surveyed healthcare organizations said cyberattacks have become more sophisticated over the past year.
As cybersecurity threats change, so must hospitals
By Benjamin Harris 11:28 am June 07, 2019
A new assessment of cybersecurity threats highlights consumers’ growing role and predicts things will get worse before they get better.
WannaCry 2019: Ransomware is alive and well
By Benjamin Harris 11:25 am June 06, 2019
Because a new class of devices is emerging, WannaCry is very aggressive and a variety of other factors, the healthcare industry is still at risk from the ransomware.
Quest Diagnostics data breach – the industry sounds off
By Bill Siwicki 02:10 pm June 04, 2019
Cybersecurity experts from across health IT offer their opinions on the breach itself, what must be done for the lab company to fix security and regain trust – and how similar incidents can be avoided across healthcare.
By Mike Miliard 04:02 pm June 03, 2019
The unauthorized access also included Social Security numbers, credit card data and banking information – but not laboratory results, the company said.
By Mike Miliard 03:30 pm June 03, 2019
The retailer joins other big players such as AmerisourceBergen, McKesson and Pfizer in the effort to use distributed ledger technology for medication safety and integrity.
By Nathan Eddy 12:27 pm June 03, 2019
The Department of Justice charged Coffey Health System with failing to conduct the risk analyses required by the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.
By Mike Miliard 03:37 pm May 31, 2019
The Medical Group Management Association also has concerns about security risks that might be associated with the proposed rules, and says they go "too far, too fast."

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