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Aligning Strategy and Tactics: Dallas CHIME LEAD Forum Experts Tackle the Issues

December 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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In a series of lively discussion panels on December 6 at the CHIME LEAD Forum in Dallas, healthcare IT and healthcare IT security leaders looked at some of the core challenges facing the leaders of U.S. patient care organizations

Survey: Healthcare Moving to the Cloud for Patient Engagement, Analytics

December 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A survey from HIMSS Analytics and Level 3 indicates that healthcare organizations are ready to embrace cloud technologies, citing cost savings and the more scalable platform as key motivating factors.

Santa Cruz HIO to Run California’s PULSE System in Emergencies

November 14, 2016  |  David Raths
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The Santa Cruz Health Information Organization will operate a web portal system that will be activated during emergencies, enabling healthcare professionals to access patient records through their existing systems.

At the HIT Summit in Beverly Hills, a Focus on IT Security Basics

November 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Facing an intensified threat environment, panelists at the Health IT Summit-Beverly Hills agreed that a nailing down the IT security fundamentals, while also moving forward into advanced strategies—will be essential going forward

UK Health System Shut Down IT Systems, Cancelled Operations Due to Computer Virus

November 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust had shut down almost all of its IT systems this past week, resulting in a mass cancellation of operations and outpatient appointments, following the discovery of a computer virus on Sunday, according to media...

At the CHIME16 Fall Forum, a Conversation around Avoiding CIO Minefields

November 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare leaders at the CHIME16 CIO Fall Forum took to discussing the biggest trouble areas for CIOs today, what actions should be taken to avoid these minefields, and how to survive if they do occur.

CHIME/AEHIS Member Survey Limns Security Concerns of IT Leaders

October 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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A new survey of CIOs and CIOs sponsored by CHIME and AEHIS finds broad concerns around phishing attacks, data theft, and other major IT threats facing patient care organizations

At the CHIME LEAD Forum-Toronto, A Strong Focus on Cybersecurity Challenges

September 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT leaders came together on Tuesday in Toronto, at the CHIME LEAD Forum-Toronto, to get into granular discussions of the cybersecurity challenges facing Canadian, U.S., and global healthcare

Special Report: As IT Security Concerns Intensify, CIOs and CISOs See a New World

September 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Industry experts are agreed: most of the issues that have risen to the top of the list when it comes to IT security threats facing U.S. patient care organizations in the past year or so haven’t really changed; they’ve only intensified.

Guest Blog: When Sam Wasn’t Sam

September 9, 2016  |  Mac McMillan
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Let’s look seriously and objectively at the dangers inherent in maintaining current systems of user privileging—and fix the problems now, says CynergisTek’s Mac McMillan

It Is Time to Drastically Rethink Password Management in Healthcare? Some Might Say So

September 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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It was intriguing to read an op-ed article in InfoWorld this summer, in which its author suggested that business organization leaders rethink their password management policies and practices. How might such suggestions play out in the unique operating environment...

A New Study Looks at the Hidden Threats Within Network Traffic

August 30, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The Ponemon Institute and A10 Networks have released a new survey-based study that looks at a range of network traffic-related threats to data security in healthcare and other industries

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