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In Record-Breaking Hurricane Season, U.S. HIE Leaders Understand What’s at Stake

October 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the wake of two recent U.S. hurricanes, HIE leaders around the nation, even in those areas that were not affected, watched with eager eyes how their colleagues took a hands-on role during the emergencies.

HIMSS Arranges a Roundtable Discussion on Cybersecurity

September 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Following up on the recent release of their cybersecurity report, HIMSS leaders arranged for a roundtable-style discussion between HIMSS senior director of health IS Rod Piechowski, and reporters

Healthcare Informatics Exclusive: As Harvey Engulfs Houston, Texas HIE Leaders Move in to Help

August 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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As Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey continued to devastate Houston and southeast Texas, Texas HIE leaders moved ahead to support healthcare leaders caring for Texans imperiled by the storm—and at the same time, demonstrated the core value of HIE

A Cross-Industry Survey Finds Broad IT Security Unpreparedness among CISOs

August 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A new study from IDG Connect, based on a survey of IT leaders across all industries in the U.S. and the U.K., finds a very low level of confidence in preparedness to meet accelerating data and IT security threats

Getting Granular on Cybersecurity: Experts Talk Frameworks and Hacks in Philadelphia

August 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Healthcare Informatics Health IT Summit Series-Philadelphia, healthcare IT leaders from the government, the provider sector, and the health plan sector shared perspectives on the biggest cybersecurity challenges facing the industry right now

Two British Doctors’ Searing Testimony on WannaCry’s Devastating Impact on the U.K.'s NHS

August 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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It was fascinating to read a Perspectives article in The New England Journal of Medicine, written by two physicians who practice inside the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom, and to hear directly about how devastating the WannaCry attack was, on...

Could Cybercriminals Be on the Verge of Executing a New, Terrible Type of Attack on Healthcare?

July 31, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A team of writers, in a New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” op-ed, articulates the dangerous potential ahead for a truly unprecedented type of attack on patient care organizations—the possibility of direct manipulations of patient data

A New EU Data Privacy Regulation Could Impact U.S. Patient Care Organizations Serving Large Numbers of International Patients

July 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Few U.S. healthcare IT leaders are aware of a European Union data privacy regulation, GDPR, that will go into effect in May 2018—but those patient care organizations that treat large numbers of international patients every year, could be strongly affected

Creating a Cybersecurity Culture: What Healthcare IT Security Leaders Already Know

July 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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It was fascinating to hear healthcare IT leaders discuss the topic of developing a culture of cybersecurity, during the Health IT Summit in Denver, and to find out what they’re already learning through their efforts in their organizations

GUEST BLOG: Just Say No

July 25, 2017  |  Mac McMillan
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There are some very urgent steps that healthcare IT security leaders need to take, right now, in the face of constant malware threats, says Mac McMillan, president and CEO of the Austin, Texas-based CynergisTek consulting firm

At the Health IT Summit in Denver, Parsing the Complexities Around Creating a Cybersecurity Culture

July 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Denver, healthcare IT leaders and experts discussed the ongoing challenge of creating cultures of security in patient care organizations—and the layers of complexity in executing around that challenge

At the Nashville Health IT Summit, a Nuanced Discussion of the Complexities of HIT Security

July 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT leaders parsed the numerous complexities around healthcare IT security governance, c-suite and board engagement and support for IT security initiatives, and creating a culture of security, at the Health IT Summit in Nashville last month

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