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Live from HIMSS17: What is Your Organization’s Security Readiness? New Assessment Program Benchmarks and Identifies Gaps

February 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A Healthcare Security Readiness Program provides healthcare IT leaders with an assessment of the current state of their security readiness and benchmarks an organization's security maturity against industry peers in order to identify gaps.

At HIMSS17, Marc Probst Again Urges for End of Meaningful Use

February 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In an exclusive interview with Healthcare Informatics, Intermountain CIO Marc Probst discusses the health IT industry's most pressing issues, and says that federal officials should do away with Meaningful Use.

Survey: Cybersecurity Getting More Attention at the C-Suite and Board Level

February 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Cybersecurity has been elevated to a central concern for healthcare providers, with more attention at the board level and the C-suite, according to a new survey by Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (...

Live from HIMSS17: Cybersecurity Leaders Dive Into New and Emerging Threats

February 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At HIMSS17, experts in the cybersecurity space dove into the latest emerging trends regarding healthcare information security and protection, with newfound emphasis on medical device security.

Live from the CHIME-HIMSS Forum: A Sobering Dive into the Horrors of Hacking

February 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Kevin Mitnick, one of the best-known black-hat hackers-turned-white-hat hacking-consultants in the U.S., demonstrated, live, for the CHIME-HIMSS Forum audience on Sunday the incredible ease of penetration via skilled hacking

Cybersecurity as a ‘Team Sport’: Governance, Organization, Strategy and Tactics

February 17, 2017  |  Rob Faix, Impact Advisors
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Thirteen chief information officers (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) of leading health systems gathered in Chicago to share best practices and lessons learned regarding information-security programs

Memorial Healthcare Systems Agrees to $5.5 Million HIPAA Settlement

February 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $5.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and...

Survey: 44 Percent of Consumers Worry Their Personal Health Data Will Be Stolen

February 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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With healthcare data breaches increasing year over year, patients seem to understand the risk and a recent Xerox eHealth Survey found that nearly half of Americans (44 percent) are worried about having their personal healthcare information stolen.

Healthcare Informatics’ HIMSS17 Survival Guide

February 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi, Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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What can HIMSS17 attendees expect this year from the industry’s largest annual conference? What will be the biggest buzzwords and “buzz concepts” this year? Industry experts and observers weigh in.

Will the “Good Guys” Ever Catch Up to the “Bad Guys” When It Comes to Cybercrime in Healthcare?

February 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A new, global, cross-industry survey on cybersecurity and cybercrime, produced by Thales e-Security and 451 Research, confirms that the issues are both international and trans-vertical—and menacing

Report: Healthcare IT Security Spending is Up, But So Are Data Breaches

February 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Eighty-one percent of senior IT security executives at healthcare organizations anticipate IT security spending increases in the next 12 months, yet, at the same time, successful data breaches are also up significantly. These were the findings of a recent survey...

IBM Report: Insider Threats, Malicious Data Input Pose Biggest Risks to PHI

February 3, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a new healthcare data security report from IBM Managed Security Services (MSS) data, insiders were responsible for 68 percent of all network attacks targeting healthcare data in 2016

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