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Category: Data Security


Data Security, Information Management

MT: How safe is your health data?

October 8, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Medical Technology is now available on all devices. Read it for free here Social distancing and lockdown measures have dramatically shifted the ways that people access healthcare information, with patients turning to devices, apps and the internet for help. But […]


Data Security, Information Management

Cyberattackers Hit Hospitals Hard During Pandemic

July 29, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Being a hospital CIO can be an unenviable – and sometimes nearly thankless – job even at the best of times. Things have arguably gotten even worse for health IT leaders as COVID-19 caseloads mount and the need to slap […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

U.S. hospitals scramble to adopt new HHS coronavirus data system, some states see ‘data blackout’

July 22, 2020

Via: CNBC

Hospitals and states are scrambling to adopt a new national Covid-19 data reporting system hastily implemented by the Trump administration last week that has left some, mostly rural, states in the dark about the severity of their own coronavirus outbreaks. […]


Data Security, Information Management

5 Steps to Securing Healthcare Data and Assuring Continuity Through Crisis

June 19, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

It is not an overstatement to say that healthcare workers are the real heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic. Their rapid and selfless response is an incredible example of what we can achieve when good people collaborate and rise to the […]


Data Security, Information Management

Why are healthcare cyberattacks surging amid Covid-19

June 3, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

As the global healthcare sector battles the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the number of cyberattacks targeting it has surged. In March, the Czech Republic hospital responsible for running most of the country’s Covid-19 testing, Brno University Hospital, was held to ransom […]


Data Security, Information Management

Recognizing Health Care Cyberthreats Exploiting the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 27, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus chaos to launch new scams and exploit vulnerabilities in remote work technologies that have never been used at such large scales before. Right now, health care facilities are under extraordinary pressure as layouts […]


Data Security, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

Security Assurance in the Expanding Telemedicine Landscape

March 27, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

As with other industries, healthcare continues to thrive thanks to new technologies, including telemedicine. By offering this service, medical professionals can monitor the wellbeing of their patients remotely, something that has proven to be a critical service in today’s health […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

IoT: A Promising Prescription for Healthcare

January 20, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Though the Internet of Things (IoT) is proving its value in many industries, perhaps the most significant benefits to consumers can be found in healthcare. Here’s a prime example: Health organizations can deploy IoT to remotely monitor patients’ blood pressure, […]


Data Security, Information Management

Addressing Healthcare’s IT Security Oversight Challenges

December 19, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

Data theft within the healthcare sector continues to skyrocket, led by third-party data breaches and phishing attacks. Halfway through 2019, the number of patient records breached already exceeds the 2018 number by more than 10 million. Perhaps most concerning, many […]


Data Security, Information Management, Regulatory

FDA warns industry of cybersecurity vulnerabilities

October 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Referred to as URGENT/11, these flaws exist in third-party software called IPnet, which computers use to communicate over a network. The faults in the system could allow a remote attacker to take over and interfere with the function of medical […]


Data Security, Information Management

Ransomware affects data of 85,000 patients from Grays Harbor

August 19, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Data of more than 85,000 patients may have been compromised by a ransomware attack affecting Grays Harbor Community Hospital and its Harbor Medical Group practice. On June 15, hospital personnel discovered that databases containing health records were encrypted by software […]


Data Security, Information Management

How A Hybrid Cloud Fax Solution Protects Patient Health Information

August 12, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

Electronic health and medical records (EHRs) enhance the patient experience and improve care coordination, but they can also put patients and providers at risk if they are not protected. Security vulnerabilities can arise from communicating via unsecured channels such as […]


Data Security, Information Management

8 steps to recover quickly (and well) from a data breach

July 2, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

8 steps for a successful recovery from a data breach Despite best efforts to protect the organization’s health information, a hacker has breached the walls and now client files are encrypted, ransom demands have been made to restore health records […]


Data Security, Information Management

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 […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Australian patient data vulnerable to cyber attacks, audit finds

May 30, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Victoria’s auditor general Andrew Greaves and his office were able to hack into some of the state’s biggest health databases. They used basic hacking tools to access patient data at five different organisations – Barwon Health, the Royal Children’s Hospital, […]