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Category: Data Security


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 […]


Data Security, Information Management

Allscripts hit with a class-action lawsuit one week after ransomware attack

January 26, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

Allscripts has barely recovered from a ransomware attack that wiped out access for 1,500 clients and it’s already being hit with a class-action complaint alleging it failed to adequately secure its systems against potential intruders. Filed on Thursday by Surfside […]


Data Security, Information Management

Healthcare Industry Will Underestimate Cybersecurity Threats in 2018

January 17, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

2017 was an unprecedented year for breaches and ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations. Yet, according to a new report from Black Book, more than eight in ten provider organizations lack a reliable leader for cybersecurity, while only 11% plan to […]


Data Security, Information Management

Saving Lives Starts with Protecting Our Hospitals

January 11, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Healthcare organizations and the patients they serve have to step up to ensure that medical records and devices are secured from hackers. According to Symantec, only 6% of the IT budget allotted in hospitals is devoted to cybersecurity. Therefore, it […]


Data Security, Information Management

New year, same threats: Keep your hospital safe from cybersecurity attacks

January 4, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Healthcare organizations have been experiencing increased threats to their cybersecurity lately, due to the amount of private info they usually have on file. In particular, system attacks caused by ransomware are on the rise, and there’s no better time than […]


Data Security, Information Management

Cyberattack takes down systems at Jones Memorial Hospital

January 4, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Jones Memorial Hospital, a 70-bed acute care facility in Wellsville, N.Y., says it was the victim of a cyberattack that forced some of its computer systems offline. The rural hospital, located in southwestern New York State, announced on Wednesday that […]


Data Security, Information Management

Patient data thefts result in sanctions for 21st Century Oncology

January 3, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Having twice unknowingly had patient information stolen in 2015, 21st Century Oncology, a large organization with 143 treatment centers in 17 states, has reached agreement with the HHS Office for Civil Rights on a corrective action plan to comply with […]


Data Security, Information Management

Stop the Insanity: Physician’s Information Security Practices Must Change to End Cyberattacks

December 26, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

New data reporting on the incidence of malware and ransomware incidents in healthcare find that the majority of physicians are experiencing cyberattacks while many fear they are in the line of fire for future attacks. At the same time, most […]


Data Security, Information Management

BD begins new programme for cybersecurity of medical technology

December 13, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Becton Dickinson (BD) has initiated the Product Security Partnership Programme to encourage alliances in the healthcare industry for improving the cyber security of medical technology and devices. The programme seeks partnership with government agencies, industry associations, and security researchers. BD […]