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Data Security, Information Management

12 key strategies to reducing cyber vulnerabilities

September 20, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Cybersecurity vulnerabilities and intrusions pose risks to every hospital, the American Hospital Association reminds members. The expanded use of networked technology and the electronic exchange of health information greatly increases exposure to potential cybersecurity threats. One of the most important […]


Data Security, Information Management

OIG: Maryland did not adequately secure Medicaid system, data

August 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The state of Maryland has not adequately secured its Medicaid Management Information System in accordance with federal requirements and guidance, potentially putting sensitive data and its operations at risk. That’s the finding of an audit by the Department of Health […]


Data Security, Information Management

Cass Regional recovers after ransomware attack

July 12, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Mo., is continuing to recover from a ransomware attack that was discovered at 11 a.m. on July 9 and affected email and internet services, as well as its electronic health records system. Data in […]


Data Security, Information Management

How Blockchain Technology Could Help Prevent Medical Fraud

July 10, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Most people know blockchain as the transaction ledger associated with cryptocurrency transactions. However, evidence suggests a specific use for it that applies to health professionals — reducing medical fraud. Blockchain’s Innate Characteristics May Cut Down on Fraud Individuals think blockchain […]


Data Security, Information Management

Humana web sites hit by sophisticated data attack

July 3, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Health insurer Humana has notified an undisclosed number of members about a data breach after it uncovered a sophisticated cyber spoofing attack on the Humana.com web site and its Go365.com wellness site. The attack, discovered on June 3, apparently came […]


Data Security, Information Management, Innovation, Medical Devices

Protecting Medical Device Security in the Age of Ransomware

June 25, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

From medication pumps to pacemakers, people depend on lifesaving devices to live their healthiest possible lives and manage chronic ailments. Many of those patients likely hear about cybercriminals orchestrating massive data breaches, and might get concerned about one of those […]


Data Security, Information Management

7 tips to strengthen users’ password security

May 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

For most healthcare organizations, the front line of security remains the passwords associated with user names. Especially when users are forced to change their codes on a regular basis, there’s a risk that they’ll opt for something easy to remember […]


Data Security, Information Management

12 key steps in responding to a data breach

May 8, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Every healthcare organization should have an incident response plan (IRP) in place before it experiences a breach of protected health information. The IRP is the roadmap for what to do in the event of a data breach—it contains the specific […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Can Mobile Health Apps Be Made More Secure?

May 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity among doctors and patients alike. In a world where people are often too busy or unable to go to an appointment,  telemedicine can give people a chance to connect with their health providers. […]


Data Security, Information Management

Curiosity Killed the Healthcare Organization

May 2, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

Study Shows that Healthcare’s Internal Security Breaches Exceed External Ones Was that Lady Gaga in the emergency room? What kind of procedure is my ex having? If you’re a healthcare organization, curiosity is one reason why your employees are a […]


Data Security, Information Management

Hacking group attacks healthcare imaging devices

April 25, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US-based software firm Symantec has reported that a new attack group called Orangeworm is targeting global healthcare and related sectors in the US, Europe and Asia. The group is found to have already infected computers associated with medical imaging devices […]


Data Security, Information Management

Data Breach at Middletown Medical Impacts up to 63K Patients

April 13, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

The Orange County, New York-based Middletown Medical has acknowledged a data breach in which a security setting on one of the group’s radiology interfaces enabled unauthorized users to access electronic patient information. The misconfigured security settings specifically may have permitted […]


Data Security, Information Management

HHS warns SamSam ransomware is still ravaging healthcare

April 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Hackers have launched at least eight separate cyberattacks on healthcare and government organizations so far this year using SamSam ransomware, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The 2018 attacks include incidents involving two Indiana-based hospitals and one […]


Data Security, Information Management

If you’re on Medicare, check the mail for your new, secure ID card

March 29, 2018

Via: CNBC

If you are receiving Medicare, a new identification card is coming your way soon. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to mail out the replacement cards to all of the program’s 58.5 million recipients by April 2019, as […]


Data Security, Information Management

Most healthcare organizations have suffered data breaches, survey shows

March 12, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

While healthcare organizations spent more on information technology from 2016 to 2017, the number of cyberattacks also increased, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute. The healthcare organizations surveyed experienced an average of 16 cyberattacks each in 2017, […]