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Time for Enlightened Leadership on IT Security in 2017

January 11, 2017  |  Mac McMillan
article
As the new year begins, it’s time for the leaders of patient care organizations to make IT security a major priority for their enterprises—and they need to move quickly, as threats to U.S. healthcare inevitably accelerate in the current operating environment...

At the Atlanta HIT Summit, a Deep Dive into IT Security Risks

December 14, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Atlanta, a panel of experts on healthcare IT security probed the tangle of issues—from the strategic to the tactical, operational, and technological—facing the leaders of patient care organizations right now

Aligning Strategy and Tactics: Dallas CHIME LEAD Forum Experts Tackle the Issues

December 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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In a series of lively discussion panels on December 6 at the CHIME LEAD Forum in Dallas, healthcare IT and healthcare IT security leaders looked at some of the core challenges facing the leaders of U.S. patient care organizations

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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