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Lessons Learned from 2016: It’s Time to Address Internal Security Threats to Health Data

January 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
commentary
Throughout 2016, the message from cybersecurity experts has been fairly consistent and increasingly urgent—leaders at patient care organizations need to prioritize IT security. And, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, a recent year-in-review report on...

KPMG Leader: “The Healthcare CIO is in a Very Tough Spot”

January 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
The pressure continues to mount on healthcare CIOs. What can they do to best navigate the road ahead?

Healthcare Data Breaches: A Year in Review

January 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The latest year-in-review Breach Barometer report from Protenus paints a stark picture—2016 average at least one health data breach per day, affecting more than 27 million patient records.

Should Healthcare Organizations be Looking at Biometrics for Health IT Security?

January 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
The use of biometric technology solutions—fingerprints, hand geometry, retina or iris scans—for data security purposes is beginning to pick up momentum across the healthcare space as data security leaders face an increasingly hostile cyber threat landscape.

Illinois Healthcare Network to Pay $475,000 for Lack of Timely Breach Notification

January 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced this week the first Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement action based on the untimely reporting of a breach of unsecured protected...

Population Health: Organizational and Data Governance, and Analytics Strategies

January 5, 2017  |  Kevin Lamb, Health Catalyst
article
The Scottsdale Institute convened 13 data, analytics, and information executives in Chicago for the 2016 SI Chief Data and Analytics Officers Summit last fall. They gathered to share issues, insights and lessons learned on the journey to pop health.

Survey: Patients Skeptical of Health IT Due to Privacy, Security Concerns

January 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
More than half of consumers, 57 percent, with contact experience to hospital, physician or ancillary provider's technology this past year report being skeptical of the overall benefits of health information technologies mainly because of a perceived lack of...

Global Study: 16% of Healthcare Orgs Ready to Commercialize Blockchains in 2017

December 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Some healthcare organizations are moving fast on commercializing blockchain at scale and even seem to be ahead of the financial industry, according to a report by IBM Institute for Business Value.

Deloitte: Healthcare Industry Has Most Aggressive Plans in Place for Blockchain

December 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
A new report from Deloitte found that the healthcare and life sciences industries have the most aggressive blockchain deployment plans of any sector, with 35 percent of surveyed respondents saying that their company plans to deploy the technology in production...

Study: 70 Percent of Businesses Hit with Ransomware Paid the Ransom

December 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
An IBM Security study found that seven out of ten businesses infected with ransomware have paid ransom to regain access to business data and systems. However, in comparison, more than 50 percent of consumers surveyed said they would not pay to regain access back...

Cybersecurity Report: November Had Highest Number of Breaches in 2016

December 16, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
November saw an acceleration in the growing trend of health data breaches with 57 separate breach incidents, or an average of almost two per day, the highest in 2016, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer report.

Survey: Security, Data Privacy Top Concerns in Managing Staff Mobile Devices

December 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The adoption of mobile devices in healthcare organizations is growing, however there are challenges with managing mobile devices and a majority of healthcare IT leaders cited security as being their top concern, according to a recent survey from Jamf, a mobile...

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