Sony Pictures, North Korea, Cyber-Attacks, and… Healthcare?

December 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
The fact is, say healthcare data security experts, the potential for hostile foreign governments to hack into the information systems of U.S. healthcare organizations is strong and growing by the day

Real-World Trial of Impact of Patient-Controlled Access to EMRs

December 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
In what is described as the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical record from some or all of their...

Identity and Access Management: HCA Healthcare’s Big-Scale Approach

December 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
At the vast HCA Healthcare, a focus on deploying comprehensive, manageable identity and access management solutions across 165 hospitals

American Telemedicine Association Launches Program to Accredit Online Healthcare Services

December 15, 2014     John DeGaspari
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has launched an accreditation program for online, direct-to-consumer healthcare consultations. The program will accredit U.S. healthcare entities providing real-time, online consultations directly to the patient that...

Building a Data Governance Team with a Eye on Information Security

December 12, 2014     John DeGaspari
At a time when vast amounts of data are improving the quality of care in remarkable ways, the provider organizations that are charged with obtaining, storing and exchanging that data are facing a very high bar when it comes to keeping that data secure. For that...

Patients Value Online EHR Access, Trust Tech Over Paper

December 11, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
A growing number of consumers are embracing electronic health records (EHRs), and the significant boost in online access to health information is increasing patient engagement, according to findings from a study released by the Washington, D.C.-based National...

Looking Back to Look Ahead – 2015 & Healthcare Security

December 11, 2014     Mac McMillan
Without a doubt, 2014 was one of the most interesting years to date in healthcare from a cyber security perspective. What does last year's happenings tell us about the future? Quite a few things.

At iHT2-Houston, Some Consensus on Data Security and the Cloud

December 10, 2014     Mark Hagland
As providers move more and more into cloud-based computing, strong data security and data privacy regimens are possible, say panelists at iHT2’s Health IT Summit in Houston

Mac McMillan’s Clarifying Moment on Data Security

December 9, 2014     Mark Hagland
As always, Mac McMillan laid it on the line on the rising threats to data security, in his keynote address at the CHIME-iHT2 forum on data security currently being held in Houston

Report: Healthcare Data Breaches Expected to Increase in 2015

December 8, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Data breaches in healthcare are expected to increase in 2015 due to potential economic gain and digitization of records, according to Experian’s 2015 Second Annual Data Breach Industry Forecast.

Federal and State Privacy Laws: Strategies for Analysis of Big Data in Healthcare

December 5, 2014     M. Leeann Habte
In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the ability of organizations to create and analyze large health data sets, often referred to as “Big Data.” The use and disclosure of Big Data in healthcare requires an understanding of the source and type...

Report: Healthcare Data is Growing Exponentially, Needs Protection

December 4, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing segments of the digital universe, growing at 48 percent per year—compared to 40 percent per year for the overall digital universe— according to a new report from the Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC Corporation.
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