Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity

Mac McMillan: Time to Get Real About Data Breaches—While Also Celebrating Daily Victories

March 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
Mac McMillan tells his audience at the CHIME-iHT2 Lead Forum on data security, being held in San Francisco, that healthcare leaders need to implement better processes around data security—while celebrating the daily and weekly data security victories as well

Could the Anthem Lawsuits End Up Establishing De Facto Legal Standards for Data Protection?

February 9, 2015     Mark Hagland
The filing within the past few days of class-action lawsuits against Anthem in four states, for its recent massive data breach, could help set legal precedents for the legal liability of health insurers and other healthcare organizations, for consumer data...

First Lawsuits Filed in Response to Anthem Data Breach Disclosure

February 9, 2015     Mark Hagland
On Feb. 9, USA Today reported that the first lawsuits have already been filed as a result of the data breach experienced by the Indianapolis-based Anthem Health, and which Anthem had disclosed on Feb. 4

Healthcare Fraud: One Expert Shares a Trans-Industry Perspective

January 12, 2015     Mark Hagland
As healthcare fraud of all types becomes, distressingly, more common every day, Mark Ford of Deloitte shares his perspectives on what healthcare leaders are doing right—and wrong—these days

Sony Pictures, North Korea, Cyber-Attacks, and… Healthcare?

December 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
The fact is, say healthcare data security experts, the potential for hostile foreign governments to hack into the information systems of U.S. healthcare organizations is strong and growing by the day

Identity and Access Management: HCA Healthcare’s Big-Scale Approach

December 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
At the vast HCA Healthcare, a focus on deploying comprehensive, manageable identity and access management solutions across 165 hospitals

At iHT2-Houston, Some Consensus on Data Security and the Cloud

December 10, 2014     Mark Hagland
As providers move more and more into cloud-based computing, strong data security and data privacy regimens are possible, say panelists at iHT2’s Health IT Summit in Houston

Mac McMillan’s Clarifying Moment on Data Security

December 9, 2014     Mark Hagland
As always, Mac McMillan laid it on the line on the rising threats to data security, in his keynote address at the CHIME-iHT2 forum on data security currently being held in Houston

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: One Health IT Consultant’s Perspective on the Coming Data Security Crisis

October 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
Chris Van Pelt, a principal in the healthcare IT practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, warns that what we’ve seen so far in terms of healthcare data security breaches is nothing compared to what’s looming on the horizon

A Debate Worth Pondering: Will Data Protection Liability Insurance Be a Game-Changer for Providers?

October 7, 2014     Mark Hagland
During Monday's CHIME/iHT2 LEAD Forum Event on Cybersecurity, an interesting discussion of the role of liability insurers in data security processes in provider organizations

Mac McMillan: It's Time to Get Serious about Healthcare Data Security

October 6, 2014     Mark Hagland
As the opening address at the “Health Information Executive’s Guide to Cyber Security: A CHIME LEAD Forum Event in Collaboration with iHT2” event, data security guru Mc McMillan pulled no punches in his searing assessment of the current environment
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