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healthcare worker faxing a medical document
By Lynne Minion 01:04 pm August 09, 2018
U.S. federal officials this week called on physicians to eradicate faxes by 2020 while hospitals in Australia and England had situations of their own. 
Anahi Santiago, CISO and Christiana Care Health System talking at Healthcare Security Forum in San Francisco
By Tom Sullivan 04:48 pm August 08, 2018
Making security personal to employees and engaging future generations to rekindle the dwindling talent pool are a good start.
cybersecurity authentication logs on computer screen

A sample screen snap of authentication logs. Researchers found OpenEMR vulnerabilities easily let anyone bypass the patient portal authentication with unrestricted upload errors.

By Jessica Davis 02:57 pm August 08, 2018
Security researchers notified the open source EHR managing software of nearly 30 critical vulnerabilities – the second set of vulnerabilities found in a year.
apple sign on building
By Tom Sullivan 02:12 pm August 08, 2018
Tech, policy and an ecosystem of smartphone platforms are all cause to be very optimistic, says Ricky Bloomfield, MD.
Pam Hepp, shareholder of law firm Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney
By Jessica Davis 12:43 pm August 08, 2018
While the industry is changing at rapid pace, leading HIPAA attorney Pam Hepp says there are plenty of opportunities for women when they push the boundaries of their comfort zones.
NHS hospital sign in UK
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:29 am August 08, 2018
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's charity CW+ is looking for startups or established companies with back office tech to either develop or tune for healthcare.
Piedmont Athens Regional goes live with Epic EHR

Credit: Google Maps

By Mike Miliard 10:15 am August 08, 2018
The hospital hopes that 18 months of intensive training, with help from more than 100 experienced volunteers, will pay dividends as clinicians make use of the new integrated record.
Allscripts HIMSS18 booth
By Leontina Postelnicu 09:56 am August 08, 2018
The hospitals already run the vendor’s Patient Administration System and will now be implementing its Electronic Patient Record software.
mexican flag
By Jessica Davis 04:28 pm August 07, 2018
A configuration error left a database filled with healthcare data exposed on the internet, and the data could be accessed and changed by anyone without a password.
email login on user screen
By Bill Siwicki 03:56 pm August 07, 2018
Active training via simulated phishing, progressive disciplinary measures, disabling hyperlinks and document execution from emails are among the suggestions.

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