Electronic medical records security and data loss prevention
- January 10, 2020
The recent developments between the United States and Iran should put healthcare CIOs on notice. U.S. critical infrastructure including healthcare could be in the crosshairs of Iran cyberattackers.
- December 20, 2019
CMS is working to address a coding issue that's potentially caused the protected health information of 10,000 beneficiaries to be shared with other beneficiaries or apps.
- December 19, 2019
Healthcare CIOs should get ready for a vigorous privacy debate and prepare for more destructive cyberattacks in the coming year, according to experts.
- December 13, 2019
What can the healthcare industry learn about security from finance, retail and manufacturing? Two CISOs who came to healthcare from other industries give their take.
- November 26, 2019
An IT services vendor is the latest ransomware victim in an attack that has affected roughly 110 nursing homes and acute care facilities.
- November 08, 2019
Cleveland Clinic's deputy CISO came to the 2019 CHIME Fall CIO Forum with a message: Migrating to the cloud won't be easy, but the move is inevitable.
- October 02, 2019
CynergisTek's Caleb Barlow said misconfiguration of a cloud environment is a top security threat for healthcare organizations.
- August 30, 2019
Experts say Massachusetts General Hospital should have included more details about the data breach it suffered in June. Doing so can be valuable to other institutions.
- July 19, 2019
Clinical Pathology Laboratories Inc. is the latest victim of a massive data breach that occurred at the American Medical Collection Agency, increasing the number of potentially affected patients to ...
- June 06, 2019
A third medical testing company announced it has been impacted by the American Medical Collection Agency data breach, putting the total number of patients potentially affected at 20 million. In an ...
- June 05, 2019
Roughly 7.7 million LabCorp customers may have been affected by an American Medical Collection Agency data breach. It's the same incident that affected Quest Diagnostics.
- June 04, 2019
In an SEC filing, Quest Diagnostics disclosed a massive data breach at a medical collections agency it uses. Healthcare CIOs should see the news as a call to action.
- March 28, 2019
Changing how an organization handles its cybersecurity strategy requires the development of a governance body, clear communication and a good story.
- January 07, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services published a guide of cybersecurity practices with the aim of reducing the growing risk from cyberattacks. The recommendations are just that -- ...
- December 14, 2018
A Colorado hospital has agreed to pay the OCR $111,400 after a former employee allegedly continued to have access to a web-based scheduling calendar and patient protected health information.
- October 16, 2018
Three companies see the promise of blockchain in healthcare in this week's news roundup. Here's the latest from Change Healthcare, MTBC and Ambrosus.
- March 19, 2018
Healthcare cybersecurity woes continue unabated, with more frequent cyberattacks amid a lack of IT talent and employee awareness, but organizations are spending more on security.
- July 14, 2017
In the wake of the recent WannaCry and Petya attacks that have hit healthcare organizations worldwide, a group of Boston researchers is urging the industry to consider the public health ...
- July 06, 2017
Hospital IT professionals are welcoming patient engagement technology, based on the results of a purchasing intentions survey by TechTarget and CHIME.
- June 16, 2017
A federal task force identified six areas that can improve cybersecurity for healthcare, including more education and information sharing.
- May 05, 2017
Healthcare data breaches hit an all-time high in 2016, according to a report by Bitglass. However, the volume of leaked records caused by 2016 healthcare data breaches decreased from the previous ...
- 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.
- April 14, 2017
A new ONC challenge is seeking ways to ensure the accuracy and reliability of health data, also known as data provenance. Data provenance refers to information about when the data was created, by ...
- March 31, 2017
Financial services may have replaced healthcare as the most breached industry in 2016, but that doesn't mean healthcare is in the all-clear. According to a report by IBM Security, the healthcare ...
- February 17, 2017
Health data breaches caused by hacker attacks rose by 320% in 2016, ransomware attacks became prominent, and many smaller hospitals were hit hackers.
- 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.
- January 20, 2017
Healthcare data breaches cost the industry $6.2 billion a year, while the average cost of a single data breach across all industries is $4 million, according to Protenus. Additionally, nearly 90% ...
- December 23, 2016
A health IT expert weighs in on the top trends in health IT for 2017, including predictions about ransomware, RPA and blockchain.
- 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 ...
- November 18, 2016
The number of health data breaches decreased for the second month in a row following a summer that saw a record number of breaches, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. There were 35 ...
- November 04, 2016
In keynote at CHIME16 Fall CIO Forum conference of healthcare CIOs, White House CIO Tony Scott says they should be wary of the internet of things and focus on cybersecurity.
- October 31, 2016
Healthcare organizations and health IT professionals addressed cybersecurity awareness training and how to prevent health data breaches in a Twitter chat hosted by ONC.
- October 06, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services awarded funding to a Florida-based healthcare data sharing center to build a more effective system of information sharing about cyberthreats. The Office ...
- September 28, 2016
Proponents and skeptics of blockchain for healthcare came together at a workshop hosted by NIST and ONC to work out proposals and problems with this new technology.
- September 01, 2016
A wide range of possible use cases for blockchain in healthcare are revealed in 15 papers chosen by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology as the top proposals ...
- June 24, 2016
The first day of the two-day Health IT Summit in Boston was filled with speakers and panels addressing value-based care and cybersecurity. Most of the audience at the summit, about half, were ...
- April 13, 2016
The seemingly constant volley of cyberattacks on healthcare data networks is being accompanied by a flurry of new surveys and studies confirming that the threat to health data is real and ...
- March 25, 2016
After a nearly two-year delay, OCR HIPAA audits of healthcare organizations are starting this year, though it is unclear exactly when audits will begin.
- March 09, 2016
With worry about cyberattacks on health data networks at an all-time high, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is drawing on the National Institute of ...
- February 29, 2016
Healthcare facilities have a lot to worry about when it comes to securing every device and all the data that's kept in and passed through their systems. This issue of Pulse takes a closer look at how healthcare providers manage patient ...
- February 29, 2016
With an ever-increasing array of mobile devices available, healthcare IT pros must ensure healthcare information security at endpoints.
- January 04, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services is in charge of assembling a healthcare cybersecurity group, which will evaluate other industries and apply their lessons to healthcare.
- December 29, 2015
Security uncertainties surrounding mobile devices and applications are a primary reason preventing mobile health (mHealth) from becoming a larger part of patient monitoring. A project funded by the ...
- October 16, 2015
SearchHealthIT caught up with Ochsner CIO Patrick Anderson to talk about health IT security. Anderson touched on topics such as IoT security, third-party apps and more.
- August 18, 2015
In this podcast, SearchHealthIT's HIT Squad discussed Cerner's DoD EHR contract and whether mHealth delivers ROI and health IT security.
- May 20, 2015
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are chasing state-sponsored hackers who are perpetrating healthcare cybercrime.
- April 07, 2015
New infographic details the top healthcare spending trends from TechTarget's health IT purchasing survey, with security investments a likely priority.
- February 12, 2010
The 2010 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition takes on added importance in light of meaningful use, certification of EHR systems and other tech challenges. Read our show coverage here.