Privacy & Security

By Mike Miliard 04:01 pm December 11, 2018
Two healthcare leaders from Germany offer best practices for assessing privacy and security posture – not just for EU legal requirements, but because it's the right thing to do.
By Benjamin Harris 10:37 am December 11, 2018
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says shedding the legacy paper-based devices will improve privacy and security concerns, and enable better data sharing.  
By Mike Miliard 09:51 am December 11, 2018
Attorneys offer their perspective on the privacy and compliance issues faced by the technology and how it squares, or not, with laws such as HIPAA and GDPR.
HIPAA digital age
By Mike Miliard 03:14 pm December 05, 2018
The 22-year-old privacy law should be updated for a mobile tech-centric and data-driven world, the information management and medical informatics groups said.
By Benjamin Harris 01:05 pm December 05, 2018
Their automated identity proofing process helps providers to adhere to looming government-mandated EPCS verification standards, enabling them to approve or deny prescriptions remotely.
AI cybersecurity
By Tom Sullivan 09:02 am December 05, 2018
Criminals can use artificial intelligence to engineer automated phishing attacks with more convincing content and greater accuracy.
Blockchain healthcare
By Mike Miliard 09:21 am December 04, 2018
The concept is simpler than many realize, but the implementation can be complex and challenging. Health systems should think deliberately about new proofs-of-concept, but get on board soon.
Blockchain illustration.
By HIMSS Media 03:48 pm December 03, 2018
For December we’ll dive deep to separate what’s really happening today from the marketing speak.
data breach
By Mike Miliard 03:25 pm November 28, 2018
A billing vendor, AccuDoc Solutions, told the health system in October that a third-party had gained access to its data for about a week in September.

Photo via TKariotis on Twitter.

By Rebecca McBeth 12:17 am November 27, 2018
New Zealand’s Northern Region simulated a major cyberattack on its health system, saying it is a case of “when, not if” an attack will eventually occur.

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