Privacy/Security

Making the Rounds: How Canadian Docs Have Embraced Social Networking

March 30, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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In the U.S., there is SERMO, a private social network exclusively for doctors, and Doximity, an online social networking service for physicians in the country. Canada, however, didn't have a social networking service until The Rounds came along. Now, the...

States to Investigate Premera Data Breach

March 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Insurance commissioners from multiple states are teaming up to investigate the massive data breach of health insurer Premera.

Leading Edge in Enhancing Workflow: Imprivata, Inc.

March 23, 2015     Kayt Sukel
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For the first time ever, we, the editors at HCI have chosen to recognize healthcare IT vendor companies, through a new program that we’ve named the Healthcare Informatics Leading Edge Awards. The following pieces are interviews with senior executives from...

Report Indicates Premera Knew of Vulnerabilities Before Breach

March 19, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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A government agency warned health insurer Premera that its data protection practices were not up to industry standards right before it was victimized by a major cyber attack.

On Same Day as Premera Cyberattack Disclosure, Healthcare Security Officers Discuss Challenges

March 17, 2015     David Raths
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The March 17 announcement of a cyberattack at Premera Blue Cross that could impact as many as 11 million people would come as no surprise to the healthcare security officers who participated in a roundtable discussion earlier in the day at the National HIPAA...

Major Data Breach at Premera Blue Cross Affects 11M Members

March 17, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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A massive data breach has hit the healthcare industry once again. Premera Blue Cross, a Mountlake Terrace, Wash.-based health insurer, has acknowledged that it was victim of a cyber attack that could affect 11 million of its customers.

USC Secures Patient Records With “Iron Dome”

March 17, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Patient data at the University of Southern California's (USC) Keck Medicine in Los Angeles is stored under lock and key, where cybersecurity is never compromised, according to a recent news story from the university.

Washington Debrief: Interoperability Bill Would Penalize Non-Compliant Vendors

March 16, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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Legislation expected to be included in the House 21st Century Cures package would define interoperability for qualified EHRs, dismantle the Health IT Policy and Standards Committees and penalize vendors and providers who block information or fail to meet...

Could a Greater Investment in Cyber Insurance Have Saved Anthem?

March 12, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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A holistic approach to security can help healthcare organizations identify risks and flaws in their network before a breach occurs, says a security expert from the cybersecurity firm TSC Advantage

Survey: Data Breaches Put Fear Into Patients

March 12, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Nearly half (45 percent) of surveyed patients reported that they are at least moderately concerned about a security breach involving their personal health information, according to new research from the Austin, Tx.-based electronic health record (EHR) selection...

Indiana Hospital Suffers Data Breach

March 9, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Evansville, Ind.-based St. Mary's Health has informed approximately 4,400 individuals that several e-mail accounts of hospital employees have been compromised in a cyber attack.
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