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Wisconsin Urology Group Notifies Patients of Data Breach Due to Ransomware Attack

March 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Wauwatosa, Wis.-based Metropolitan Urology Group has notified its patients of a breach of unsecured patient health information due to a ransomware attack back in November 2016.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Medical Devices are the New Cyber Threat Landscape

March 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Connected medical devices are a ripe target for cyber threats, with data security and patient safety both at stake. Healthcare security leaders need to step up their efforts now to address these cyber threats with a risk-based approach, experts say.

RWJBarnabas Health's CISO on the Changing Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

March 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Hussein Syed, CISO at the West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health system, spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the steps that his organization is taking to mitigate risk in an evolving cyber threat landscape.

WEDI Releases Healthcare Cybersecurity White Paper Outlining Best Practices to Mitigate Risk

March 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has issued a cybersecurity white paper examining health IT vulnerabilities and how stakeholders can mitigate risk in the wake of record data breaches striking the healthcare industry.

Report: 60 Percent of Healthcare Data Breaches in February Came From Within the Organizations

March 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In February, hacking incidents only accounted for 12 percent of total healthcare data breach incidents, yet insiders were responsible for almost 60 percent of the total breach incidents during the month, which points to a troubling trend, according to the latest...

The Connected Health Initiative Launches ‘HIPAA Check’ Tool for App Developers

March 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Connected Health Initiative, with ACT | The App Association, has developed an interactive tool to help software and app developers determine how their technology fits within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy and...

AHIMA Publishes Toolkit for On-Site OCR HIPAA Phase 2 Audits

March 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) has released its newest toolkit, the “External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit,” to assist organizations in preparing for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Phase 2 audits.

Hack of Appointment System at Emory Healthcare Affects 80,000 Patient Records

March 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare has reported that in January a hacker demanded a ransom after accessing one of the health system’s appointment systems and deleting the appointment information database. The hack affected the records of about 80,000 patients.

HITRUST Develops Security Framework for Small Healthcare Organizations

March 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Health Information Trust Alliance, HITRUST, has announced updates to the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) and a new CSF initiative targeting smaller healthcare organizations to support their information risk management programs and improve their cyber...

Study: Cybersecurity Budgets, Staff Growing, but Many Organizations Still Lagging

February 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Cybersecurity budgets are growing and healthcare organizations are allocating more employees to IT security compared to a year ago, however, despite the progress, significant gaps remain, according to a study from HIMSS Analytics and Symantec released last week...

Live from HIMSS17: What is Your Organization’s Security Readiness? New Assessment Program Benchmarks and Identifies Gaps

February 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A Healthcare Security Readiness Program provides healthcare IT leaders with an assessment of the current state of their security readiness and benchmarks an organization's security maturity against industry peers in order to identify gaps.

Survey: Cybersecurity Getting More Attention at the C-Suite and Board Level

February 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Cybersecurity has been elevated to a central concern for healthcare providers, with more attention at the board level and the C-suite, according to a new survey by Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (...

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