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

November 14, 2016  |  David Raths
news
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.

CHIME/AEHIS Member Survey Limns Security Concerns of IT Leaders

October 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
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 iHT2-Toronto, Delving Into the Complexity of Data Security Issues, at the Provider and Policy Levels

September 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Data security continues to ramp up as a key issue for healthcare IT leaders across Canada, a panel of industry experts agreed, during the first day of the Health IT Summit in Toronto

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

September 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
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

Guest Blog: When Sam Wasn’t Sam

September 9, 2016  |  Mac McMillan
article
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
commentary
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...

IT Security Luminary Mac McMillan: Time to Develop Comprehensive Risk Management Strategies Around Data Security

September 1, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Mac McMillan, CEO of the CynergisTek consulting firm, offered healthcare IT leaders a bracing view of the panoply of data security challenges cresting, wave-like, against the virtual walls of U.S. patient care organizations

A New Study Looks at the Hidden Threats Within Network Traffic

August 30, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
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

At iHT2-Seattle, One CISO Offers a Comprehensive View of the Current IT Security Risk Environment

August 16, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
In the opening keynote presentation at iHT2-Seattle, Cris V. Ewell, Ph.D., CISO at UW Medicine in Seattle, shared his perspectives on the challenges of gearing up to develop truly comprehensive IT security strategies—and executing on those strategies

FBI Agent to CHIME Attendees: The Cybersecurity Environment Is Becoming More Dangerous

August 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Timothy J. Wallach shared with attendees of the CHIME/AEHIS LEAD Forum Event in Seattle some of the latest trends in cybercriminality that are affecting or about to affect U.S. healthcare organizations

Health IT Security Nuances and Complexities the Focus of First Panel Discussion at iHT2-Nashville

August 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
In a wide-ranging conversation, participants in the first panel discussion of the day at the Health IT Summit in Nashville looked at the broad array of challenges and opportunities facing healthcare IT leaders around data security in the present moment

Health IT Security Luminary Mac McMillan Offers Views on Accelerating Data Dangers

August 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Mac McMillan, CEO of the CynergisTek consulting firm, told CHIME/AEHIS LEAD Forum Attendees on Wednesday that the threats to healthcare IT security are now accelerating at an alarming pace

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