Many healthcare organizations seem to be taking a “business as usual” approach with regard to security spending, as a survey of senior healthcare IT professionals found meeting compliance requirements was a higher spending priority than preventing data breaches.
The largest number of data breaches in 2015 took place within health services, comprising 39 percent of all breaches last year, according to an Internet Security Threat Report from Symantec, which also reports that ransomware increased 35 percent in 2015.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a new web-based, multi-agency interactive tool for developers of health-related mobile apps to serve as guidance about applicable federal laws and regulations.
Given the recent high-profile ransomware and malware attacks on healthcare organizations, such as Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center and MedStar Health, it is perhaps not surprising that a recent report found that the healthcare industry saw the highest number...
Major data breaches and losses of revenue are still far too common in healthcare, and many experts point to a lack of a multi-layered strategy that evolves well beyond simply “following the rules” as the reason why.
Meredith Phillips, chief information privacy & security officer at Henry Ford Health System in Michigan, was presented the PHI Hero Award at the 2016 PHI Protection Network Conference in Philadelphia last week.
A petition from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) that calls for the development of a voluntary patient safety identifier has officially launched and is now open for signatures.
This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) sanctioned two healthcare organizations for potential violations of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for a total of $5.5 million in fines.
At HIMSS16 in Las Vegas, Jodi Daniel, former director of the Office of Policy within ONC, discussed the new proposed EHR certification rule with HCI Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal, as well as other hot-button health IT topics.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance stating that healthcare providers should provide individuals who request access to their medical information with copies of their protected health information (PHI) free of charge.