States to Investigate Premera Data Breach

March 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Insurance commissioners from multiple states are teaming up to investigate the massive data breach of health insurer Premera.

Leading Edge in Enhancing Workflow: Imprivata, Inc.

March 23, 2015     Kayt Sukel
For the first time ever, we, the editors at HCI have chosen to recognize healthcare IT vendor companies, through a new program that we’ve named the Healthcare Informatics Leading Edge Awards. The following pieces are interviews with senior executives from...

Making Virtualization a Reality: UnityPoint Health and the Virtual Server Solution

March 19, 2015     Kayt Sukel
UnityPoint Health, a multi-campus health system in Iowa, needed to integrate existing IT and medical imaging systems across their rapidly expanding community. To address the issue, this health system recently transitioned to a completely virtualized server.

On Same Day as Premera Cyberattack Disclosure, Healthcare Security Officers Discuss Challenges

March 17, 2015     David Raths
The March 17 announcement of a cyberattack at Premera Blue Cross that could impact as many as 11 million people would come as no surprise to the healthcare security officers who participated in a roundtable discussion earlier in the day at the National HIPAA...

Survey: Data Breaches Put Fear Into Patients

March 12, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Nearly half (45 percent) of surveyed patients reported that they are at least moderately concerned about a security breach involving their personal health information, according to new research from the Austin, Tx.-based electronic health record (EHR) selection...

An Inside Look at What’s Trending in the New Healthcare

March 5, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
B.E. Smith’s 2015 Healthcare Trends white paper reveals several developments related to health IT and policy. Two the firm’s executives recently spoke to HCI about their findings.

A New Approach To Protecting Healthcare Data Security

March 2, 2015     Marc Probst, vice president and CIO at Intermountain Healthcare
To tackle the problem of cybercrime, the vast cadre of talent in the industry should take a new approach: curtail the current “audits and penalties” approach and work together to fix the root of the problem by building an infrastructure that can truly protect...

Live from the iHT2 Miami Health IT Summit: The Imperfect Way to Securing ePHI

February 11, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
At the iHT2 Miami Health IT Summit, expert panelists discussed the best ways to protect patient data, agreeing that the vulnerability of the healthcare industry and the value of medical data makes the sector ripe for attack.

Live from the iHT2 Miami Health IT Summit: How Cleveland Clinic is Changing the Healthcare Delivery Model

February 10, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
At the Cleveland Clinic, technology-based tools have helped transform the healthcare delivery model from provider-driven to consumer-driven, according to C. Martin Harris, M.D., Cleveland Clinic’s CIO, and the chairman of the organization’s IT division.

OCR Audits: Forewarned is Forearmed

February 9, 2015     Mark Fulford
Although the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) HIPAA Compliance Audits have been delayed, we do know they’re coming. If your organization is selected, what should you know? This article outlines some steps to keep yourself in compliance.

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...
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