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May 19, 2017
The WannaCry ransomware attack affected hundreds of countries and hundreds of thousands of systems, including health systems. Experts discuss what healthcare orgs need to do.
May 03, 2017
A survey found that consumers mistrust health information security, especially with health technology. A CIO explains these concerns are founded and what improvements are necessary.
January 25, 2017
In this podcast, the HIT Squad talks about hot health IT topics SearchHealthIT expects to cover at HIMSS 2017; they include health data cybersecurity and value-based healthcare.
December 15, 2016
Cognitive computing may be the next big advance in health IT security. According to a recent study from the IBM Institute for Business Value, nearly 60% of security professionals say cognitive ...
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A PHI breach is unauthorized access, use or disclosure of individually identifiable health information that is held or transmitted by a healthcare organization or its business associates. Continue Reading
The biggest threat to healthcare data security is often unauthorized access by staff. Behavior tracking can detect snooping by employees and identify users who have been hacked. Continue Reading
Under the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, a HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA) is a contract between a HIPAA-covered entity and a HIPAA business associate (BA). Continue Reading
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According to one CIO, blockchain has a ways to go before reaching maturity, but, eventually, it will provide great value to healthcare. Continue Reading
It's not easy balancing patient data security steps with privacy requirements from HIPAA. For starters, getting through to busy clinicians may be a tough task for IT professionals. Continue Reading
While providers have made progress on cybersecurity, malware and insider threats are still rampant; newer technologies like access control and behavioral analytics are effective. Continue Reading
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For families waiting on a loved one undergoing a procedure in the OR, updates are their saving grace. A secure texting app provides updates right from the OR. Continue Reading
Phishing attacks, clicking on malicious links and visiting malicious sites is a problem for hospital network security. One health system uses Cisco Umbrella to solve this problem. Continue Reading
There is no magic bullet, no single software that will fully secure a healthcare organization. But there are strategies that will help with hospital cybersecurity. Experts weigh in. Continue Reading
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Last week, SearchHealthIT discussed how the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force declared cybersecurity a public health issue. This week, SearchHealthIT takes an in-depth look at the six ... Continue Reading
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will soon launch a healthcare focused cybersecurity center, according to a press release. Christopher Wlaschin, chief information security ... Continue Reading
The FBI's cyber division notified the private industry that cyber criminals are targeting File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers in order to get their hands on protected health information (PHI). ... Continue Reading