Privacy & Security

Ransomware attack on Cass Regional shuts down EHR

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. Credit: Facebook

By Jessica Davis 03:21 pm July 11, 2018
Emergency and stroke patients are still being diverted to ensure patients receive the best possible care, but the Missouri health system remains fully operational thanks to its prepared incident response plan.
healthcare IT infrastructure network
By Bill Siwicki 02:18 pm July 10, 2018
APIs, automation, blockchain along with mobile and medical devices will enable a new era of learning networks capable of adapting to deliver faster innovation.
RFID security for hospitals requires data monitoring

Intercepting the unauthorized reading of RFID tags or information is difficult but limiting the association of these tags with patient information can mitigate the threat.

By Mitchell Parker 10:08 am July 10, 2018
The second in a four-part series looks at what healthcare providers need to do when implementing radio frequency identification because it’s not secure enough on its own.
blockchain tech use in genomics and precision medicine
By Bill Siwicki 01:18 pm July 09, 2018
Shivom has created what it calls a Unique Global Genome ID, designed to allow providers and researchers to more easily work with precision data and give patients ownership of their genomic information.
Phishing attack on Manitowoc County breaches PHI for 3 months
By Jessica Davis 01:02 pm July 09, 2018
Hackers hijacked an employee email account and diverted emails sent to the account to another account for which the county did not have access.
RFID security for hospitals
By Mitchell Parker 08:56 am July 09, 2018
The first in a four-part series on successfully implementing radio frequency identification explains three ways the tech can improve patient experience and engagement.
medical device security
By Jessica Davis 09:56 am July 05, 2018
In response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s RFI on how to improve medical device security, industry groups asked for FDA standards around devices -- among a host of other support measures.
WannaCry and Petya 1 year later
By Jessica Davis 01:19 pm June 29, 2018
Healthcare providers are investing more in cybersecurity, but an increase in threat sophistication and new bad actors mean the industry is still not ready for the next big global cyberattack.
Microsoft hires two healthcare leaders

From left, Jim Weinstein and Josh Mandel

By Bernie Monegain 12:27 pm June 27, 2018
Most recently, the software giant has delved into artificial intelligence and also has been exploring how best to move healthcare data to the cloud and keep it secure.
Walmart filed a patent for blockchain, wearables and EHR data
By Dave Muoio 10:11 am June 21, 2018
The retail giant is looking to protect a method for obtaining EHR data via the distributed ledger technology.

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