Survey: 40 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Faced 10 or More Cyber Attacks in Last 12 Months

November 25, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Healthcare organizations are more at risk for a cyber attack than ever before thanks to the influx of electronic health information, according to a new report from IDC Health Insights.

BIDMC Docked $100M for Data Breach

November 24, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston is the latest hospital to pay the piper for a data breach, surrendering $100,000 for an incident that occurred in 2012.

Information Requirements for the Competitive Healthcare Marketplace

November 18, 2014     Tonya D. Edwards, M.D.
CIOs of eight leading healthcare organizations convened on Sept. 12 for the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit. This year’s theme, Information Requirements for the Competitive Marketplace, yielded lively discussion. In the session, the group shared...

Washington Debrief: NIST Releases Draft Cyber Threat Information Sharing Guide

November 17, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
One priority in cyber security regulation, both for federal agencies and in Congress, is facilitating the sharing of cyber threat information. The goal of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Guide to Cyber Threat Information Sharing is...

“Houston, We Have Solutions”

November 17, 2014     Mark Hagland
The 1995 movie “Apollo 13” made famous the (slightly misquoted) quote, “Houston, we have a problem.” How about coming to Houston for discussions that will offer (healthcare strategic) solutions, instead?

A Layered Approach to Fighting Cybercrime

November 13, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Data breaches in healthcare have been steadily on the rise, but a multi-faceted approach at one hospital in Alabama has led to a breach-free environment.

Risk Management Certification Program is Introduced

November 13, 2014     John DeGaspari
A new third-party risk assessment certification program that validates proficiencies in third-party risk management concepts and principles is being launched by the Shared Assessments Program, which is managed by The Santa Fe Group , a strategic consulting...

Consumers Want Data Sharing, Despite Privacy Concerns

November 12, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Although 75 percent of patients express concern over the privacy and security of their medical records, less than one in 10 individuals withhold information from their healthcare providers due to those concerns, according to a nationwide survey by the Office of...

After Ebola, OCR Issues HIPAA Guidance for Emergency Situations

November 11, 2014     Gabriel Perna
In light of the Ebola situation, the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a bulletin to healthcare providers and other HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates on sharing patient information...

ID Theft Operation Compromises Info of 8k Fla. Patients

November 5, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Miami, Fla.-based Jessie Trice Community Health Center has notified approximately 8,000 patients that their personal information could be compromised following an identity theft criminal operation.

Into the Cloud with Foresight: Dignity’s Ray Lowe Shares Infrastructure Strategy at iHT2-Beverly Hills

November 5, 2014     Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills taking place in Los Angeles, and sponsored by iHT2, Dignity Health’s Ray Lowe shared his perspectives on strategizing towards the cloud

Washington Debrief: Senate Leaders Say Cybersecurity Legislation Must Pass This Year

November 3, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
There is growing urgency to pass cybersecurity legislation this year, according to senior lawmakers in the Senate. Legislation addressing legal protections that incentivize cyber threat data sharing across stakeholders, including the government, is a priority...
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