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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, […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Report: Number of Healthcare Records Breached Hit Four-Year Low in 2017

March 1, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

In 2017, the number of individuals affected by breaches within the healthcare sector reached a four-year low, according to a new report from Campbell, Calif.-based security company Bitglass. The report revealed that the majority of breaches were due to hacking […]


Data Security, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Groups offer feds a strategy for regulating health IT

February 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now are calling on the federal government to implement a more modern oversight framework for digital healthcare and HIT that reduces burdens for users and technology developers, fostering innovation while ensuring consumer protections. […]


Data Security, Information Management

How to promote accessibility in healthcare cybersecurity

February 27, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The more accessible healthcare information is, the more value it provides to patients and providers alike. But much of this information is sensitive, privileged or regulated, making it highly vulnerable when traveling in and out of networks. In this guest […]


Data Security, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Blockchain not a panacea for managing health records, fed expert says

February 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

While blockchain has a number of potentially promising healthcare applications, including the management of electronic health records, the technology has certain pitfalls that may inhibit its utility. That’s the message delivered on Wednesday to lawmakers by Chris Jaikaran, a cybersecurity […]


Data Security, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

7 mileposts to determine future telemedicine success

February 13, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Many experts believe telemedicine is primed for explosive growth, but healthcare organizations have more conservative expectations. That’s because, after heavily spending on electronic health records, providers are wary of committing money to telemedicine budgets, given a complex regulatory environment and […]


Data Security, Information Management

8 top ways that provider employees put data at risk

February 6, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Healthcare organizations have a lot at stake in protecting their information from getting into the wrong hands. Sadly, a recent survey finds that providers’ security posture is in jeopardy because their employees are not as aware or trained as they […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Number of patient records compromised by data breaches dropped 80% in 2017

February 2, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

Healthcare data breaches continued to climb in 2017, but the number of affected patient records declined 80% as the industry managed to avoid a large-scale attack. Still, analysts warned that 2017 may have been an off year for malicious actors […]