Tag: healthcare security


The Rise of Fourth-Party Risk in Healthcare––And How to Combat It

February 28, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

In recent years, a wave of high-profile cyber attacks has shaken the healthcare industry to its core. Sensitive data has been breached; essential services have been forced offline; and healthcare providers have found themselves faced with unhappy customers and unsympathetic […]


Report: How Cyberattacks Hurts Patient Care and Mortality Rates

September 13, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity and compliance company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make […]


Cyber threats from Russia-Ukraine war might pose danger to US healthcare facilities

March 31, 2022


With the healthcare industry mostly relying on the traditional approach, and being slow to adapt to rapidly evolving digital technologies, the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the low quality of cyber security infrastructure in US hospitals, due to persistent under funding […]


Is Location Data The Big Next Health Privacy Threat?

January 3, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

With smartphones in the hands of virtually anyone in the U.S. who wants one, they’re part of the background of our lives, quiet, surprisingly powerful assistants that bring much of the modern world into our hands. But as a new […]


6 crucial steps to take to avoid a data breach

June 11, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Healthcare organizations must employ a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity, including robust vendor management strategies. 6 crucial steps to take to avoid a data breach Recently, both Quest Diagnostics and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) announced related data breaches that […]


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 […]


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 […]


5 steps healthcare organizations should take in response to data security breach

November 7, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Healthcare security breaches have been on the rise in recent years. In 2016 alone, more than 27 million patient records were compromised as part of 450 data security breach incidents. And 2017 isn’t looking much better, with several large breaches […]


Do you know who might steal your healthcare data?

August 1, 2017

Via: Kelly Redmond

Smartphones and phone-connected wearables are increasingly capable of collecting data on individuals and their environment via high-tech sensors. From heart rate, pulse, and body temperature to location, air quality, humidity and other relevant characteristics, the tiny elements embedded in our […]