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EHNAC and HITRUST Combine HIPAA Security Criteria, CSF Framework

October 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced plans to streamline their accreditation and certification programs.

Texas Patient Care Clinic Hit with Ransomware Attack

October 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Grand Prairie, Texas-based Rainbow Children's Clinic was the victim of a ransomware attack on its IT systems in August, affecting more than 33,000 patients, according to multiple news media reports this week.

St. Joseph Health to Pay $2.14M in HIPAA Settlement

October 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
St. Joseph Health (SJH) has agreed to settle potential violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules following reports that files containing sensitive health data were publicly accessible through Internet search engines from 2011 to 2012.

Report: Healthcare Industry Needs to Improve Application Security Practices

October 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The healthcare Industry significantly lags behind other industries when it comes to fixing security vulnerabilities and has the highest prevalence of cryptographic and credentials management issues, according to a report by software security firm Veracode.

AHIMA Launches New Healthcare Informatics Certification

October 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) announced this week a new credential in early 2017 for eligible professionals in the field of health informatics.

St. Jude Medical Forms Cybersecurity Medical Advisory Board

October 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Following news of a report that pointed to cyber vulnerabilities in its cardiac devices, St. Jude Medical, a Minnesota-based global medical device manufacturer, announced it is forming a cyber security medical advisory board (CSMAB) to help advance its...

Report: Healthcare Data Breaches Continue at Alarming Pace in Second Half of 2016

October 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Healthcare data breaches are continuing at an alarming pace, with the second half of 2016 shaping up to have more breach incidents per month, so far, than in the first half of the year.

HIMSS Launches Interactive Cybersecurity Hub

October 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
On Oct. 25, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will open a new, interactive Cybersecurity Hub as a flagship component of the HIMSS Innovation Center located in downtown Cleveland.

Department of Defense Delays Initial EHR Rollout to February 2017

October 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The Department of Defense announced on October 11 a revised deployment schedule for the rollout of its new commercially available electronic health records (EHR) system with an initial rollout now slated for February 2017, or two months later than originally...

Survey: Most Vendors Not Prepared to Comply with Data Protection Standards

October 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Two thirds of healthcare industry vendors report they are not prepared to comply with HITRUST healthcare data protection standards, according to a survey by New York City-based advisory firm KPMG.

Washington Debrief: CHIME Joins Industry Leaders in Call for Action on Patient ID National Strategy

October 10, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
Last week CHIME joined a diverse group of 22 industry stakeholders that urged the House Appropriators to maintain the language that clarifies the ability for ONC and CMS to work with the private sector on a national strategy for patient identification and...

OCR Offers Guidance on HIPAA and Cloud Computing

October 7, 2016  |  David Raths
The Health & Human Services Office of Civil Rights has provided guidance around several questions regarding cloud service providers and HIPAA.


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