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National Interoperability Collaborative to Focus on Multi-Sector Data Sharing

June 10, 2017  | 
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the National Interoperability Collaborative has been formed to advance the use of interoperability and data-sharing in healthcare, human services and related fields.

HHS’s “Critical Condition” Report on Cybersecurity: Offering a Path Forward?

June 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The conclusions in the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force’s report released last week, offer both challenge and hope for healthcare IT leaders in the U.S.—and helpful suggestions

At the Health IT Summit in Chicago, a Discussion of IT Security Focuses on Frameworks

May 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On May 12 at Healthcare Informatics’ Health IT Summit in Chicago, a discussion of IT security strategy turned towards the frameworks available to the leaders of patient care organizations

Exclusive Report: What Can U.S. Healthcare IT Leaders Learn, in the Wake of Wanna Cry?

May 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland and Heather Landi
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Industry leaders credit the Wanna Cry, or Wanna Decryptor, ransomware virus that struck the world on Friday, May 12, with offering U.S. patient care organizations a jolt of recognition around what must be done now to secure our clinical IS

Wanna Decryptor and the National Health Service’s Fatal Vulnerability: Lessons Learned?

May 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The Wanna Decryptor 2.0 ransomware virus severely disrupted the British National Health Service’s capabilities to provide patient care across England and Scotland last week: what have British—and European, and American—healthcare leaders learned?

DEVELOPING: How One Cybersecurity Expert Worked Out a “Kill Switch” for the Wanna Decryptor Ransomware Virus

May 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A U.K.-based cybersecurity analyst known only as MalwareTech figured out a “kill switch” to stop the Wanna Decryptor 2.0 ransomware virus—but could that victory end up being short-lived?

BREAKING: As Wanna Decryptor 2.0 Spreads Damage Globally, Washington Post Reports on Discovery of a “Kill Switch” That Could Stop It

May 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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As damage from the Wanna Decryptor 2.0 ransomware virus continued to spread across the globe on Saturday, news reports identified an anonymous cybersecurity expert who has stumbled upon a “kill switch”—but could the kill switch itself be rendered useless?

A New Cross-Industry Report Looks at the Spreading Global Threat from Data Breaches

April 28, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A new report from Verizon Security Research puts the phenomenon of data breaches in the healthcare industry into a trans-industry context, offering insights as to what may or may not be unique about healthcare data security nowadays

At the Health IT Summit in San Jose, Cybersecurity Concerns Seen Growing

April 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The threat landscape in healthcare IT continues to expand, even as patient care organizations are lacking in terms of tending to some of the basics, industry leaders agreed, during a discussion of IT security at the Health IT Summit in San Jose

Will the “Good Guys” Ever Catch Up to the “Bad Guys” When It Comes to Cybercrime in Healthcare?

February 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A new, global, cross-industry survey on cybersecurity and cybercrime, produced by Thales e-Security and 451 Research, confirms that the issues are both international and trans-vertical—and menacing

At the Atlanta HIT Summit, a Deep Dive into IT Security Risks

December 14, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Atlanta, a panel of experts on healthcare IT security probed the tangle of issues—from the strategic to the tactical, operational, and technological—facing the leaders of patient care organizations right now

Aligning Strategy and Tactics: Dallas CHIME LEAD Forum Experts Tackle the Issues

December 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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In a series of lively discussion panels on December 6 at the CHIME LEAD Forum in Dallas, healthcare IT and healthcare IT security leaders looked at some of the core challenges facing the leaders of U.S. patient care organizations

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