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Report: Cyber Attacks on the Rise and Evolving, as Ransomware Declines

June 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Cyberthreats are continuing to increase and shift, and even though ransomware attacks are significantly declining, cyberattacks are on the rise, according to a new report from the global association ISACA.

Dignity Health Reports Email Data Breach Incident Affecting 56,000 Patients

June 8, 2018  | 
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San Francisco-based Dignity Health, and one of its business associates, reported an unauthorized access/disclosure incident impacting the medical records of 55,900 patients.

CIO Survey: Slow Migration to the Cloud Due to Ongoing Security, Privacy Concerns

May 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Hospital information executives cite cloud hosting as one of their organizations’ top priorities, yet the transition to the cloud is happening slowly as many CIOs continue to have concerns about compliance as well as data security and privacy, according to a new...

HITRUST Provides NIST Cybersecurity Framework Certification

May 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), security and privacy standards development and accreditation organization, announced this week a certification program for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (...

Guest Blog: Mac McMillan on Why Improving Cyber Readiness is a Business Imperative

May 12, 2018  |  Mac McMillan
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The AMA’s recent recommendation to HHS to eliminate its data security risk assessment requirement was a major misstep, as it failed to take into account how fundamental such work is in the current environment, argues cybersecurity expert Mac McMillan

OIG Report Finds Flaws in Navy, Air Force EHR Security, Handling of Patient Data

May 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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An investigation into security protocols at several U.S. Navy and Air Force hospitals and clinics found a number of serious security vulnerabilities that left electronic health record (EHR) systems and patient data unprotected from unauthorized access and...

House Seeking Stakeholder Feedback on Addressing Cyber Risks of Legacy Health IT

April 25, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The House Energy and Commerce Committee is seeking input and feedback from healthcare industry stakeholders on how to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities in legacy healthcare IT technologies and medical devices.

One Consultant’s Take on GDPR and How It Raises the Stakes for U.S. Healthcare Organizations

April 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect May 25. John Barchie, a senior fellow at Arrakis Consulting, discusses the implications for U.S. healthcare organizations and what steps organizations should be taking now to be GDPR-compliant.

FDA Announces Plan to Advance Medical Device Safety and Cybersecurity

April 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new proposals aimed at advancing medical device cybersecurity, including placing new responsibilities on manufacturers, both before and after their devices hit the market.

At Lakeland Health, IT Leaders are “Changing the Storyline” on Cybersecurity and Seeing Significant Results

April 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Lakeland Health earned semifinalist status in the 2018 Healthcare Informatics' Innovator Awards program based on an enterprise-wide initiative to improve the organization's cybersecurity program, with cultural change being a key focus.

Report: Majority of Hackers Can Breach a Hospital’s Perimeter in Under Five Hours

April 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Hackers can complete an entire data breach in under 15 hours, which includes exfiltrating data, according to a recent report, and 23 percent of hackers say they can complete a breach of a hospital or healthcare organization under five hours.

The Federal Message is Loud and Clear: It’s Time for Patients to be Truly Empowered

April 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Government health IT officials are serious about creating a true market for healthcare in which patients are engaged and empowered. Will their message hit home?

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