NH Passes Legislation to Better Secure the Transfer of PHI

September 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Legislation recently passed in the State of New Hampshire that aims to secure protected health information (PHI) better when it's being shared between healthcare providers.

CHIME Panel Sounds Off on Cyber Crime

September 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
How secure are provider organizations from cyber crime? That was the focus of a lively panel discussion on Monday, September 15, in New York, which was part of the Health Information Executive’s Guide to Cyber Security, presented by the College of Healthcare...

Hacking in Healthcare: Don’t Get Caught in the Hype, Warns Consultant

September 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Healthcare Informatics podcast welcomes back Impact Advisors’ Rob Faix to talk about hacking threats in healthcare. In August of this year, Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, Inc., one of the largest health systems in the U.S., got hacked and...

Memorial Hermann Hit With Data Breach

September 3, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System recently revealed it suffered a large data breach, affecting 10,000 patients.

Community Health Systems Being Sued over Data Breach

August 28, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The hack of Community Health Systems (CHS) that affected 4.5 million patients has led to the large health system and its affiliated hospitals getting hit with a class-action lawsuit.

After the Community Health Systems Incident, FBI Issues Another Hacking Warning to Healthcare

August 25, 2014     Gabriel Perna
After last week's large-scale hack against Franklin, Tenn.-based health system, Community Health Systems, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is sending another warning to healthcare organizations over the threat of increased data breach attacks.

Washington Debrief: Large-Scale Hack Raises Questions about Healthcare Cybersecurity

August 25, 2014     Jeff Smith, Senior Director of Federal Affairs
Last week, Community Health Systems (CHS) had 4.5 million patient records stolen by a Chinese hacker group that possibly exploited the Heartbleed vulnerability. This event points to the greater issue of cybersecurity and healthcare. Are healthcare systems and...

Major Healthcare Data Breaches Have Affected More Than 30M Patients Since 2009

August 21, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Since federal reporting requirements kicked in, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)' database of major breach reports have affected some 30.1 million patients spanning over 944 incidents, according to recent analysis in the Washington Post...

In a Pressurized Policy Environment, Healthcare Leaders Seek Clarity

August 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
A plethora of legislation and policy issues are now present—and will continue to emerge—for patient care organizations of all sizes. Healthcare Informatics Associate Editor Rajiv Leventhal spoke with various health IT policy experts and leaders to get a gauge...

Keeping Up With the Mobile Revolution: UHealth Miami Goes Wireless

August 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The University of Miami and its health system, UHealth-University of Miami Health System, has begun an organization-wide wireless network upgrade to keep up with the influx of mobile devices. Already, medical professionals are noticing the improvements.

Community Health Systems Reports Data Breach Affecting 4.5M Patients

August 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, Inc. has said that the personal data of approximately 4.5 million patients was stolen by hackers from its computer network in April and June.

Q&A: Implementing an Effective BYOD Protocol (Part 1)

August 14, 2014     Gabriel Perna
In part 1 of a two-part Q&A with healthcare technology lawyer Melissa Markey, the benefits and perils of BYOD are explored at length. Why do so many CIOs ask Markey how they can get out of BYOD before they even begin?
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