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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 (...

Memorial Healthcare Systems Agrees to $5.5 Million HIPAA Settlement

February 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $5.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and...

Survey: 44 Percent of Consumers Worry Their Personal Health Data Will Be Stolen

February 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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With healthcare data breaches increasing year over year, patients seem to understand the risk and a recent Xerox eHealth Survey found that nearly half of Americans (44 percent) are worried about having their personal healthcare information stolen.

Report: Healthcare IT Security Spending is Up, But So Are Data Breaches

February 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Eighty-one percent of senior IT security executives at healthcare organizations anticipate IT security spending increases in the next 12 months, yet, at the same time, successful data breaches are also up significantly. These were the findings of a recent survey...

HITRUST Developing ‘Threat Catalog’ to Enhance Healthcare Cybersecurity

February 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The non-profit HITRUST Alliance has announced it is developing a risk-based framework, called the Threat Catalogue, to aid healthcare organizations in improving their information security posture by better aligning cyber threats with HITRUST CSF risk factors and...

OCR Fines Children’s Medical Center of Dallas $3.2M Due to HIPAA Non-Compliance

February 1, 2017  | 
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The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has fined Children’s Medical Center of Dallas $3.2 million due to a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) breach that resulted in the impermissible disclosure of unsecured electronic protected...

Cybersecurity Consultants Weigh In: Healthcare Organizations Shouldn’t Go It Alone

January 31, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Mac McMillan, co-founder of cybersecurity consulting firm CynergisTek, and Joe Flynn, CEO of IT security services firm Auxilio, discuss the ongoing challenges facing data security leaders at patient care organizations and why they shouldn't go it alone.

Insurer to Pay $2.2M HIPAA Settlement for Disclosure of Unsecured ePHI

January 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico has agreed to settle potential noncompliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules by paying $2.2 million.

Selling Cybersecurity in the Age of Ransomware

January 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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CISOs and CIOs face significant challenges in their work to strengthen data security, and one major hurdle is that, despite the very real threat of internal and external data breaches, investments in cybersecurity can be a tough sell.

Lessons Learned from 2016: It’s Time to Address Internal Security Threats to Health Data

January 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Throughout 2016, the message from cybersecurity experts has been fairly consistent and increasingly urgent—leaders at patient care organizations need to prioritize IT security. And, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, a recent year-in-review report on...

KPMG Leader: “The Healthcare CIO is in a Very Tough Spot”

January 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The pressure continues to mount on healthcare CIOs. What can they do to best navigate the road ahead?

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