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Category: Data Security


Data Security, Information Management

How your hospital can avoid ransomware attacks & safeguard patient info

October 5, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Tech attacks have become even more common in recent months for healthcare organizations and hospitals. In fact, hundreds of thousands of computers and systems have been brought down by ransomware, and this trend is poised to continue. Cyberattacks like WannaCry […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Cloud services put patient information at risk

October 3, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The cloud is the new normal for enterprise apps, with 70% of all organizations having at least one app in the cloud today, according to IDG’s Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey, 2016. Telehealth, big data management in research and patient management […]


Data Security, Information Management

3 Meaningful Steps for Data Breach Prevention and Preparation

September 27, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

Reported data breaches show that HIPAA violation settlements are on the upswing, both in terms of the number of individuals affected and financial cost. We’re not done with 2017, yet OCR’s updated breach portal shows that nearly 4 million individuals […]


Data Security, Information Management

Embracing IoT and cloud: It’s all about visibility and planning

September 26, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Healthcare is one of society’s most vital industries, yet many healthcare organizations are struggling to keep up with technological innovation, namely the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. In this guest post, Ofer Amitai, CEO and co-founder of a […]


Data Security, Information Management

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence is Key to Fighting Ransomware in Healthcare

September 11, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

Every once in a while the world wakes up to the news of yet another data breach of incredible proportion, providing a crude reminder that healthcare IT systems are not as secure as they should be. Some black hat hackers […]


Data Security, Information Management

Alaska DHSS facing potential breach after two Trojan malware attacks

September 7, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Two computers of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services were hit by malware attacks, which potentially breached the records of some of its patients. A Trojan horse virus was found on the two computers on July 5 and […]


Data Security, Information Management

What to look for when hiring healthcare cybersecurity pros

September 5, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Healthcare has special challenges securing information and devices. The consequences of a successful hack can be, at their worst, extreme results on people’s health and well-being. Medical records are worth more on the black market than identity data, and thus […]


Data Security, Information Management

Locky is back: Hackers launch huge malware campaign

September 1, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

The hackers behind Locky ransomware launched a massive email campaign on Aug. 28, with over 23 million infected emails sent in a 24-hour period, researchers at AppRiver found. While Locky at one point was thought to be nearly extinct, the […]


Data Security, Information Management

Essential elements for a hacker-proof healthcare cybersecurity strategy

August 25, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

As worldwide cyber threats shut down organizations and violate privacy left and right, hospitals and health systems need to make sure their cybersecurity strategies are primed to keep them ahead of the threats. It’s the only way to ensure that […]


Data Security, Information Management

Health Insurance Company Fined $82 Million for Illegal Automated Calls

August 23, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

Data management is an integral, if tedious, part of running a medical practice. Whether you’re managing a small independent practice or collecting information for an entire hospital full of patients, it’s important to keep track of all your data and […]


Data Security, Information Management

Hospitals must band together to beat hackers

August 22, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Security frameworks and threat intelligence sharing already exist that hospitals can put to work to defeat cybercriminals. Consider this a rallying cry: Hospitals, health systems and networks need to join forces, organize, come together as a community, to proactively fend […]


Data Security, Information Management

Healthcare Orgs May Be Ramping Up Cybersecurity Efforts

August 21, 2017

Via: EmrAndHipaa

As I’ve noted (too) many times in the past, healthcare organizations don’t have a great track record when it comes to cybersecurity. Compared to other industries, healthcare organizations spend relatively little on IT security overall, and despite harangues from people […]


Data Security, Information Management

New approach needed to protect health data

August 18, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

HIPAA regulations—and the mindset they have inspired for information security—can no longer be the standard on which a healthcare information security program is built. The philosophy spawned from the compliance mentality toward information security, in too many instances, has resulted […]


Data Security, Information Management

How the healthcare industry is learning from data breaches

August 17, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Not a day goes by without a discussion of the rapid increase in data breaches impacting the healthcare industry. Information and statistics in this regard are inescapable. For instance, the so-called “Wall of Shame,” which is the public posting of […]


Data Security, Information Management

8 steps for adopting secure messaging technology

August 16, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

8 steps for adopting secure messaging technology How to ensure that texting applications meet HIPAA requirements, support care delivery. Options abound More providers are adopting secure messaging to manage communication, but with many options to choose from, they need help […]