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Category: Data Security


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, […]


Data Security, Information Management

Malware Removes Cancer Tumors From CT Scans — And Fools Radiologists

April 5, 2019

Via: Forbes

That the Internet of Medical Things is insecure isn’t exactly surprising, to the cybersecurity community at least. However, that researchers were able to create malware capable of exploiting vulnerabilities in CT and MRI scanners in order to either add or […]


Data Security, Information Management, Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA issues alert on cybersecurity vulnerabilities in Medtronic devices

March 25, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The issues were found in Conexus telemetry technology, which uses wireless radio frequency (RF) channels to enable Medtronic programmers and monitoring accessories to remotely transfer data from a patient’s cardiac device to a specific healthcare clinic. Clinicians use the technology […]


Data Security, Information Management

Safeguarding medical technology against cyberattacks

March 13, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

In cases to date, medical devices have not been deliberately targeted, but if these appliances are linked to a hospital network that is vulnerable to attack (such as diagnostic equipment) the threat-level is high. “The FDA isn’t aware of any […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

10 principles to guide digital health and protect privacy

February 25, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Now more than ever, consumers are using a variety of digital tools and applications that involve their health and their health information. As a result, it is crucial that healthcare organizations be transparent about how they use consumer data, following […]


Data Security, Information Management

Phishing attack risks data of 30,000 patients of Mississippi facility

February 19, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport in Mississippi is notifying patients that protected health information may have been compromised by a phishing attack. The facility reported that access to the information was achieved by an attack on an employee’s email account on […]


Data Security, Information Management

Security remains a top concern for healthcare IT professionals

January 31, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

There’s near unanimity among healthcare IT professionals—security is at, or near, the top of their lists of concerns. Perhaps it would seem that there are more complex challenges for these executives. But hardly any issues are as pervasive or as […]