Privacy & Security

The Advisory Board’s Allyson Vicars on cybersecurity

Allyson Vicars is an associate director with The Advisory Board’s Health Care IT Advisor research program and will be speaking at the Healthcare Security Forum on June 11.

By Jessica Davis 08:31 am June 01, 2018
The Advisory Board’s Allyson Vicars says health orgs need to lean on governance and engage the executive leaders to tackle cybersecurity issues.
email phishing breach
By Jessica Davis 12:54 pm May 29, 2018
A hacker hit some email accounts of Aultman Health Foundation with a phishing attack in February, but officials didn’t discover the breach until March 28.
EU's GDPR privacy law
By Jessica Davis 02:37 pm May 25, 2018
The European regulation is much more stringent than HIPAA, and those health systems that handle EU patient data, even in the U.S., must adjust their privacy measures to comply.
Minnesota ransomware attack

Credit: Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology

By Jessica Davis 01:57 pm May 25, 2018
While only about 6,500 patients were impacted by a cyberattack on Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology in March, the provider's transparency in its breach notification is a valuable example for other organizations.
By Jessica Davis 11:28 am May 25, 2018
In March, the Internet Engineering Task Force approved the Transport Layer Security version 1.3, the key function to enable HTTPS function on the web.
confirming identification for data security in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 09:58 am May 24, 2018
After audits revealed several gaps in identity management, the health system turned to an IG vendor to help it understand which users have access to what and, more importantly, ensure users have the right access to data.
LifeBridge Health reveals breach that compromised health data of 500,000 patients

Northwest Hospital is part of the LifeBridge Health regional healthcare organization based in northwest Baltimore. Credit: Google Maps

By Beth Jones Sanborn 04:39 pm May 23, 2018
Discovered on March 18, the health system was infected with malware that infected its EMR server, patient registration and billing systems for more than a year.
GDPR compliance tools for hospitals
By Mike Miliard 04:30 pm May 23, 2018
The dashboard can help health systems manage the stringent privacy rules of the EU's looming General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect this week.
HITRUST, NIST cybersecurity certification
By Mike Miliard 04:37 pm May 22, 2018
Security organizations just made it easier and more effective for hospitals to deploy and operate the dominant infosec frameworks.

From left: Lisa Schmitz Mazur and Bernadette Broccolo.

By Jessica Davis 03:45 pm May 22, 2018
As the healthcare sector continues to shift into value-based care and consumers become more involved in the care process, telemedicine and big data will continue to hold a crucial role in advancing patient care.

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