Healthcare Data Security: Battles are Being Lost, But the War Can Still be Won

January 21, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Right now, the healthcare industry is clearly losing the battle when it comes to data breaches. But as the old saying goes, you can lose battles and still win the war.

Top Ten Tech Trends: For Healthcare Organizations, the Hackers are Here

January 20, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Easter weekend is one of the craziest three-day stretches in the calendar year in Boston, which made the hack against Boston Children’s Hospital all the more difficult. Luckily, for Boston Children’s, a 395–bed facility, IT leaders had time to prepare for the...

HCI’s Top 10 Tech Trends 2015: Parsing the Swirl

January 20, 2015     The Editors of HCI
We offer you, our readers, our Top Tech Trends for 2015. Each of the ten trends has its own significance—and urgency; together, they help paint a portrait of the landscape in U.S. healthcare at a time of fundamental change and intensifying activity.

Respect the Threat: Obama Gives Data Security Some Needed Momentum

January 15, 2015     Gabriel Perna
The recent focus on data security from President Obama and the Attorney General of the State of New York is encouraging for healthcare, even if the industry isn't the specific focus of these legislative efforts.

Survey: Many Providers Charge Patients for Medical Record Access

January 12, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
More than half of providers charge their patients for electronic copies of their medical records, and nearly two-thirds said they charge patients for paper copies of their medical records, according to new research published by the American Health Information...

JPMorgan Chase’s Weak Link—and What It Means for Healthcare

December 27, 2014     John DeGaspari
Cybersecurity threats have certainly been front-and-center in the news lately. The latest in a Hit Parade of large corporations to acknowledge a breach, Sony Pictures, has reached the international stage with the reported involvement of North Korea. As noted by...

Another Boston Hospital Pays Fine for Data Breach

December 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The second major Boston hospital in as many months has reached a settlement agreement with the Massachusetts Attorney General's office over a data breach.

Real-World Trial of Impact of Patient-Controlled Access to EMRs

December 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
In what is described as the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical record from some or all of their...

Building a Data Governance Team with a Eye on Information Security

December 12, 2014     John DeGaspari
At a time when vast amounts of data are improving the quality of care in remarkable ways, the provider organizations that are charged with obtaining, storing and exchanging that data are facing a very high bar when it comes to keeping that data secure. For that...

Looking Back to Look Ahead – 2015 & Healthcare Security

December 11, 2014     Mac McMillan
Without a doubt, 2014 was one of the most interesting years to date in healthcare from a cyber security perspective. What does last year's happenings tell us about the future? Quite a few things.
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