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Innovation, Med Tech

7 ways AI could make an impact on medical care

July 17, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Artificial intelligence soon will start having an immense impact on the medical field, according to a report from the Medical Group Management Association, which represents the nation’s group practices. AI can identify complex issues and read through large data sets. […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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12 trends that will dominate healthcare IT in 2019

December 19, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The push to digitize healthcare has been going on for at least 10 years—that’s when the push began for hospitals and physicians to implement electronic health records. Now, providers are looking for ways to achieve measureable results with the systems […]


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Data breach at Atrium Health impacts more than 2.6M records

November 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A major cyber event at Atrium Health, an expansive delivery system with more than 40 hospitals and 900 care locations, could affect more than 2.6 million patient records. Included in that total are about 700,000 affected individuals whose Social Security […]


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OIG: FDA must address postmarket cybersecurity risk to medical devices

November 6, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration’s policies and procedures are not sufficient for effectively dealing with postmarket medical device cybersecurity events, an emerging risk to public health and the FDA’s mission. That’s the finding of an audit by the Department of […]


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HHS opens health cybersecurity coordination center

October 31, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Health and Human Services this week officially opened a cybersecurity center designed to support and improve the cyber defense of the U.S. healthcare industry. The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center—located at HHS headquarters in Washington—is meant to […]


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Data of 75,000 at risk after breach of federal insurance exchanges

October 22, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reporting unauthorized access to consumer data in systems that support federal insurance exchanges. The agency says the breach affects personal information of thousands of individuals who get their health insurance from Federally […]


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12 key strategies to reducing cyber vulnerabilities

September 20, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Cybersecurity vulnerabilities and intrusions pose risks to every hospital, the American Hospital Association reminds members. The expanded use of networked technology and the electronic exchange of health information greatly increases exposure to potential cybersecurity threats. One of the most important […]


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OIG: Maryland did not adequately secure Medicaid system, data

August 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The state of Maryland has not adequately secured its Medicaid Management Information System in accordance with federal requirements and guidance, potentially putting sensitive data and its operations at risk. That’s the finding of an audit by the Department of Health […]


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Cass Regional recovers after ransomware attack

July 12, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Mo., is continuing to recover from a ransomware attack that was discovered at 11 a.m. on July 9 and affected email and internet services, as well as its electronic health records system. Data in […]


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Humana web sites hit by sophisticated data attack

July 3, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Health insurer Humana has notified an undisclosed number of members about a data breach after it uncovered a sophisticated cyber spoofing attack on the Humana.com web site and its Go365.com wellness site. The attack, discovered on June 3, apparently came […]


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Ransomware attack in Indiana hits multispecialty practice

May 23, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Allied Physicians of Michiana, a 50-provider multispecialty practice in South Bend, Ind., suffered a ransomware attack on May 17 that was caused by a SamSam malware variant. Records from an unknown number of patients were temporarily affected by the incident. […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


EHR & EMR

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. […]


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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 […]