Washington Debrief: President Outlines Vision for Stronger Cybersecurity

January 26, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
During his State of the Union address, President Obama called on lawmakers to pass comprehensive cybersecurity legislation that would focus on: increased information sharing, modernization of law enforcement agencies, and national data breach reporting. The...

Healthcare Data Security: Battles are Being Lost, But the War Can Still be Won

January 21, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Right now, the healthcare industry is clearly losing the battle when it comes to data breaches. But as the old saying goes, you can lose battles and still win the war.

Top Ten Tech Trends: For Healthcare Organizations, the Hackers are Here

January 20, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Easter weekend is one of the craziest three-day stretches in the calendar year in Boston, which made the hack against Boston Children’s Hospital all the more difficult. Luckily, for Boston Children’s, a 395–bed facility, IT leaders had time to prepare for the...

HCI’s Top 10 Tech Trends 2015: Parsing the Swirl

January 20, 2015     The Editors of HCI
We offer you, our readers, our Top Tech Trends for 2015. Each of the ten trends has its own significance—and urgency; together, they help paint a portrait of the landscape in U.S. healthcare at a time of fundamental change and intensifying activity.

Respect the Threat: Obama Gives Data Security Some Needed Momentum

January 15, 2015     Gabriel Perna
The recent focus on data security from President Obama and the Attorney General of the State of New York is encouraging for healthcare, even if the industry isn't the specific focus of these legislative efforts.

IT Security at St. Luke’s: An Assumption of Compromise

January 14, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
It would be hard to argue that 2014 wasn’t a year of healthcare data breaches. In advance of the iHT2 San Diego Health IT Summit later this month, one security expert dives into how his health system spent the year breach free.

Stanford Hospital and Clinics CTO: Healthcare is a “Very Big Target” for Hackers

January 13, 2015     Gabriel Perna
When it comes to the increasing threats to data security, what keeps Jason Roos, CTO at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif., up at night? We asked him to find out.

Healthcare Fraud: One Expert Shares a Trans-Industry Perspective

January 12, 2015     Mark Hagland
As healthcare fraud of all types becomes, distressingly, more common every day, Mark Ford of Deloitte shares his perspectives on what healthcare leaders are doing right—and wrong—these days

Survey: Many Providers Charge Patients for Medical Record Access

January 12, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
More than half of providers charge their patients for electronic copies of their medical records, and nearly two-thirds said they charge patients for paper copies of their medical records, according to new research published by the American Health Information...

mHealth, Privacy Among PwC's Top Health Issues for 2015

January 8, 2015     Gabriel Perna
PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Health Research Institute (HRI) has released its annual list of the top healthcare issues for 2015, and once again, a number of items are health IT-related.

HITRUST Adds Privacy Controls to its Common Security Framework

January 7, 2015     John DeGaspari
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) says it has added privacy controls to version seven of the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) being released later this month.

USPS Breach Involves Medical Data of 485K Employees

January 5, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has notified approximately 485,000 employees, former employees and retirees who filed for workers’ compensation that their health information may have been exposed by network intruders, according to a report from Nextgov.
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