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Innovation, Med Tech

3 Tips for Securing Private Healthcare Data

October 4, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Technology is a dominant force in healthcare. During the pandemic, healthcare systems relied on technology to swiftly move to virtual care, remote work, and more collaborative communication and data management systems – and that will accelerate. As organizations speed up […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Wearable technology in healthcare: What are the leading themes?

November 13, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The challenges that wearable technology is facing are broad. They range from data security, trust issues, and incentivisation to regulatory and ethical hurdles. Regulations surrounding wearables are in flux. Some regulatory agencies view wearables as low-risk devices and avoid regulatory […]


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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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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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Email error causes data exposure at Lebanon VA Medical Center

January 21, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

An email error caused the information about 1,000 veterans to be released by the Lebanon VA Medical Center in Pennsylvania. In November, the organization experienced an unauthorized release of protected health information when information on 993 veterans was accidentally sent […]


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HHS cybersecurity guidance ramps up pressure to protect data

January 7, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

New cybersecurity best practices from the Department of Health and Human Services are more than helpful suggestions for provider organizations—they set security practices that are likely to become the de facto standard industry wide. The new guidance, available here, should […]


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Researchers develop solution to ensure long-term safe storage of sensitive health data

November 8, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) have developed a solution that will ensure decades of safe storage for sensitive health data in a joint project with Japanese and Canadian partners. An initial prototype was […]


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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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Meeting Healthcare’s Unique Cybersecurity Challenges

October 2, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

Cybersecurity is more critical than ever in healthcare. A survey of U.S. physicians by Accenture and the American Medical Association (AMA) found that 83 percent of physician practices have experienced some form of cyberattack, such as phishing and viruses. Seventy-four […]


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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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7 tips to strengthen users’ password security

May 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

For most healthcare organizations, the front line of security remains the passwords associated with user names. Especially when users are forced to change their codes on a regular basis, there’s a risk that they’ll opt for something easy to remember […]


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Most healthcare organizations have suffered data breaches, survey shows

March 12, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

While healthcare organizations spent more on information technology from 2016 to 2017, the number of cyberattacks also increased, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute. The healthcare organizations surveyed experienced an average of 16 cyberattacks each in 2017, […]


EHR & EMR

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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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7 Tips for Secure BYOD in Healthcare

December 7, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

It’s So Easy to Infiltrate If endpoint security – especially for smartphones – wasn’t a top-of-mind issue for healthcare IT leaders before, it certainly is now. I’ve spoken with numerous customers who struggle with it and are asking for guidance. […]


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Tech giants create clouds to storm into healthcare

December 1, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

There is a paradigm shift in how tech giants perceive the healthcare environment as they move into medtech. Companies such as Verily, Apple, Samsung, and IBM are at the forefront venturing into the healthcare space. These companies are entering the […]


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Health Insurance Company Fined $82 Million for Illegal Automated Calls

August 23, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

Data management is an integral, if tedious, part of running a medical practice. Whether you’re managing a small independent practice or collecting information for an entire hospital full of patients, it’s important to keep track of all your data and […]