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September 28, 2016
Get used to it. Blockchain is invading health IT. And it's moving fast. Sure, while blockchain's encrypted distributed ledger technology has already made big inroads in the finance sector, in ...
July 21, 2016
OCR has emailed notices to 167 healthcare organizations that they will be scrutinized under the HIPAA program for compliance with the law's privacy and security rules.
June 30, 2016
A recent health IT conference was a forum for health IT and cybersecurity vendors to reach healthcare organizations and potential customers; the HIT Squad talks with the vendors.
May 13, 2016
As ransomware and other cyberattacks mount, 89% of healthcare organizations and their business associates have been hit by data breaches, and 50% of them were by cybercriminals.
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With accelerated interest in applications for blockchain in the healthcare industry, a health IT expert discusses use cases for the technology in health IT. Continue Reading
Blockchain technology -- already becoming widely used in financial industries -- is coming to healthcare, as the federal government and big companies get involved. Continue Reading
The second round of HIPAA audits have commenced, and most likely some healthcare organizations will be found to violate HIPAA. A health IT expert discusses common mistakes. Continue Reading
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While much of healthcare has gone digital, some hospitals and many smaller providers still use paper records; Brother print-fax-store machines are HIPAA-compliant for print. Continue Reading
Ransomware attacks on hospitals garner media attention and create headaches for health IT pros. The cloud offers potential answers, but it may not be better than on-premises defenses. Continue Reading
Healthcare clearinghouses like Mass HIway are a new trend in health IT, but what are the security implications? Expert Mike Chapple explains what you need to know. Continue Reading
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In this podcast, a health IT compliance expert discusses how security is essential to achieving true patient privacy practices and offers three security tactics. Continue Reading
Fighting ransomware in healthcare is an ongoing and seemingly never-ending battle. A health IT security expert discusses effective tactics healthcare organizations can take. Continue Reading
A healthcare ransomware attack may be inevitable. They've increased 300% since 2015. One CIO says that prevention measures and backups are key to protecting the organization. Continue Reading
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To protect medical imaging systems from breaches or attacks, hospitals should focus on cross-department cooperation and take a holistic approach to cybersecurity. Continue Reading
Healthcare cybersecurity is a mixture of employee training and technology, but how much of either? And what cybersecurity strategies should be used? A security expert explains. Continue Reading
HIPAA violation examples make headlines every now and then, often with a hefty fine. The Office of Civil Rights laid out the five most common mistakes healthcare organizations make. Continue Reading