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EHNAC and HITRUST Combine HIPAA Security Criteria, CSF Framework

October 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced plans to streamline their accreditation and certification programs.

St. Joseph Health to Pay $2.14M in HIPAA Settlement

October 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
St. Joseph Health (SJH) has agreed to settle potential violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules following reports that files containing sensitive health data were publicly accessible through Internet search engines from 2011 to 2012.

Report: Healthcare Industry Needs to Improve Application Security Practices

October 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The healthcare Industry significantly lags behind other industries when it comes to fixing security vulnerabilities and has the highest prevalence of cryptographic and credentials management issues, according to a report by software security firm Veracode.

AHIMA Launches New Healthcare Informatics Certification

October 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) announced this week a new credential in early 2017 for eligible professionals in the field of health informatics.

St. Jude Medical Forms Cybersecurity Medical Advisory Board

October 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Following news of a report that pointed to cyber vulnerabilities in its cardiac devices, St. Jude Medical, a Minnesota-based global medical device manufacturer, announced it is forming a cyber security medical advisory board (CSMAB) to help advance its...

Report: Healthcare Data Breaches Continue at Alarming Pace in Second Half of 2016

October 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Healthcare data breaches are continuing at an alarming pace, with the second half of 2016 shaping up to have more breach incidents per month, so far, than in the first half of the year.

HIMSS Launches Interactive Cybersecurity Hub

October 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
On Oct. 25, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will open a new, interactive Cybersecurity Hub as a flagship component of the HIMSS Innovation Center located in downtown Cleveland.

Survey: Most Vendors Not Prepared to Comply with Data Protection Standards

October 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Two thirds of healthcare industry vendors report they are not prepared to comply with HITRUST healthcare data protection standards, according to a survey by New York City-based advisory firm KPMG.

Are Fitness Apps Fit for Privacy Protection?

September 28, 2016  |  William A. Tanenbaum and Lourdes M. Turrecha, Arent Fox LLP
Healthcare professionals who are in a position to recommend the use of fitness apps need to be aware that patients’ personal data can be used in ways that HIPAA would prohibit and that will surprise patients who are trying to be smart about fitness in a...

At the New York HIT Summit, Diving into Uncharted Cybersecurity Waters

September 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Leading cybersecurity experts in the New York area collectively met at the local HIT Summit on Sept. 27, sponsored by Healthcare Informatics, to discuss how the healthcare cybersecurity landscape has changed, and how hospitals and health systems could better...

USC’s Keck Medical Center Reports Ransomware Attack

September 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Los Angeles-based Keck Medical Center, part of the University of Southern California, has confirmed that two if its servers were hit with ransomware last month, leading to encrypted files that employees could not access.

Care New England Health System Will Pay $400,000 Settlement for Potential HIPAA Violations

September 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Providence, R.I.-based Care New England Health System has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle potential HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules violations, stemming from a 2012 data breach at Woman and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.


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