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House Committee Calls on HHS to Enhance Security of Medical Device Components

November 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take steps to strengthen the cybersecurity of medical devices by focusing on the security of technology components.

Challenges Wide and Deep: Army Medicine´s CISO Offers His Perspectives

November 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Heath Renfrow, the CISO of Army Medicine, has an exceptionally broad portfolio, and faces many challenges—but also gains from certain resources within the federal government and the military

Parkland Health and Hospital System CIO Details How Virtualization Improved Patient Care

November 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In 2015, Parkland Health and Hospital System opened a new, larger hospital, creating the need for a new digital strategy. As a result of this digital strategy transformation, clinicians now spend less time with technology, and more time with patients.

Only 27 Percent of Healthcare Security Execs Confident about Safeguarding Patient Data

November 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Just 27 percent of healthcare security executives have confidence they can safeguard patients’ medical records, even though nearly 80 percent are required to comply with government regulations, according to a recent survey from cybersecurity solutions provider...

House Committee Examining Personnel and Organizational Changes at HHS Cybersecurity Center

November 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is examining whether the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) retaliated against two key HHS cybersecurity officials and whether those actions weakened the federal agency’s role in responding to healthcare...

Survey: 26 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Would Pay Ransom in a Cyber Attack

November 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A survey of 300 healthcare IT professionals in the UK and the US found that 26 percent reported that their organization would be willing to pay a ransom in the event of a cyber attack. Of these, 85 percent of UK healthcare IT professionals and 68 percent of U.S....

Media Report: HHS Cybersecurity Initiative Stalled Due to Contracting Investigation

November 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A healthcare-specific cybersecurity communication center within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now at the center of an investigation into contracting irregularities and possible fraud allegations, according to a report by Politico.

Deadline Approaching! Our Innovator Awards Program Awaits Your Stories of Innovation

November 14, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Each year, Healthcare Informatics recognizes the best health IT innovation case studies from both provider organizations and vendor solution companies as part of its Innovator Awards Program

At Texas Health Resources, A Strategic Approach to Evolving Cybersecurity Challenges

November 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The health system’s CISO, Ron Mehring, details the organization’s data center transformation project and creating the security infrastructure needed to support future business and clinical initiatives.

At the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills, UW Medicine CISO Cris Ewell Urges Attendees to Get Proactive About IT Security

November 12, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the HIT Summit in Beverly Hills, Cris Ewell, Ph.D., CISO at the University of Washington Medical Center, warned his audience that much needs to be done to bring healthcare up to the level of data and IT security of other industries

A Rural Healthcare CIO Speaks Out on East Texas’ Barriers to Value-Based Care

November 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ETMC Regional Healthcare System’s CIO spoke to Healthcare Informatics about the organization’s biggest challenges right now as it relates to healthcare IT and value-based care, as well as other trends and innovation going on in the region.

Cybersecurity Threats Top ECRI Institute’s List of Health Tech Hazards

November 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Ransomware and other cybersecurity threats, endoscope reprocessing failures and missed alarms are among the top health technology hazards healthcare provider organizations need to be aware of in the coming year, according to a list released this week by the ECRI...

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