Is It Time to Encrypt Data Even Inside the EHR? Maybe So, Says Mac McMillan

July 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In the wake of the data breach at UCLA Health and other recent data breaches, data security guru Mac McMillan says it’s time to think about internal data encryption inside the EHR

Washington Debrief: Senate Hearing Includes Calls to Delay MU Stage 3 Rulemaking

July 27, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
During a Senate hearing last week, Congressional leaders called for a delay of Meaningful Use Stage 3 rulemaking and removal of gag clauses from EHR contracts.

When In Belgium… OK, Time to Rethink Phishing Drills

July 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
What managers in the Flemish regional government in Belgium learned when they tried to test employees for phishing vulnerability

Is the Collective Will Present for a Concerted Push on Cybersecurity?

July 22, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
It was very gratifying to moderate a panel discussion at the Denver CHIME Lead Forum on “Healthcare Cybesecurity Solutions,” as the industry hurtles forward into uncharted territory in that arena

Cybersecurity: Things Are Getting Worse, But Need to Get Better, Says Mac McMillan

July 20, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In his opening keynote address at the CHIME Lead Forum at iHT2-Denver on Monday morning, data security guru Mac McMillan challenged his audience to acknowledge the current moment and get proactive about cybersecurity

Is the Cloud Safe for Healthcare?

July 20, 2015   |  Darren Guccione, CEO of Keeper Security, Inc.
Recent digital break-ins should be sending shivers down the spine of the healthcare industry, as well as patients, which have come to rely quite heavily on cloud-based services.

The UCLA Health System Data Breach: How Bad Could It Be…?

July 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Could news of this massive data breach lead more patient care organizations to begin to encrypt their PHI within their core EHRs?

What a Freak Injury to an NFL Star Has Taught Us About HIPAA, Patient Privacy, and Journalism Ethics

July 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Over the July 4th weekend, an NFL star defensive end injured his finger during a fireworks accident. Quickly, the general public took to Twitter to blame a reporter for violating HIPAA laws. But who is really to blame?

OPM Hack Affects 21.5M, Includes Individuals’ Health Info

July 13, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Last week, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that 21.5 million individuals’ personal information was compromised during an attack of the agency's security clearance database—an incident that includes individuals’ health history and is...

Cybersecurity is an Increased Business Priority for Healthcare Leaders, Survey Finds

June 30, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Provider leaders, on average, use 11 different technologies to shield their organization’s protected health information (PHI), a new survey revealed.

Why Hackers Love Healthcare Organizations

June 26, 2015   |  Barry Shteiman, director of Exabeam Labs
If you look at all the data breaches that took place in 2014, you might conclude that healthcare organizations have lax cybersecurity protocols. You’d be wrong, but it’s not hard to see how you might reach that conclusion.

Eight Charged for Stealing Medical Data from Montefiore Medical Center

June 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Eight people, including an individual from the Bronx, N.Y.-based Montefiore Medical Center, have been indicted for stealing and using patients’ personal identifying information to make thousands of dollars in purchases at department stores and retailers in...
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