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CISO Survey: End Users See Security as a Hurdle to Innovation

October 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Traditional approaches to security are leading to frustrated users and strained relationships between workers and IT departments, according to the findings of a CISO survey. About three-fourths (74 percent) of CISOs say end users are frustrated that security...

At the Health IT Summit in Raleigh, a Nuanced Discussion of CISO-Level Challenges

October 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Raleigh, CISOs and other cybersecurity experts engaged in a nuanced discussion of the complex issues facing healthcare IT leaders right now industry-wide, as they work to establish and optimize cybersecurity frameworks

House Committee Presses Nuance Executives on NotPetya Attack

October 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is requesting that Nuance Communications executives provide more information about the malware incident, called NotPetya, that impacted the company, along with multinational companies in 65 countries, back in June.

Report: Healthcare Organizations Struggle with Human Error in Securing PHI

October 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In the first nine months of 2017, unintended disclosure accounted for 41 percent of healthcare data breach incidents, according to a report from specialist insurer Beazley.

A CIO Explores Dallas-Fort Worth’s Biggest HIT Challenges, Opportunities

October 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Pamela McNutt, a veteran CIO with 30 years of experience in health IT, discusses how CIOs can help reduce physician burnout, and what innovation she’s seeing these days in the Dallas region.

Report: Insider Threats to Patient Data Remain Unnoticed

October 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Of the reported healthcare data breach incidents that occurred in September, it took an average of 387 days for healthcare organizations to discover a breach had occurred, according to a report from cybersecurity software company Protenus.

Data Breach at Home Monitoring Company Exposes 150K Patients’ Files

October 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Security researchers have uncovered a data breach linked to a healthcare services company, Patient Home Monitoring Corporation (PHM), in which patient files of some 150,000 Americans were exposed.

New Bill to Tackle Medical Device Cybersecurity

October 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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New legislation from two Republican lawmakers looks to lay out a cybersecurity framework which protects sensitive healthcare information from cyber attacks.

Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards Program Is Open: Recognizing Health IT Trendsetters

October 6, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Once again, we at Healthcare Informatics have chosen to open our website for submissions to our Innovator Awards Program. At a time of extraordinary change in healthcare, now is as great a time as ever to showcase your innovations.

Gartner: Digitalization, Tech Innovation Changing the Jobs of CIOs

October 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) will significantly change how CIOs do their jobs in the near future, according to new research from Gartner.

HITRUST Deploys ‘Honeypots’ to Gain Knowledge of Cyber Attack Methods

October 5, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) and Trend Micro have created a deception-based threat detection collaboration platform that deploys “honeypots” across the healthcare ecosystem.

Arkansas Practice Reports Cyber Incident Impacting 128K Patient Records

October 4, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Arkansas Oral and Facial Surgery Center, with clinics in Springdale, Fayetteville and Harrison, posted a notice to patients that its computer network had been impacted by ransomware.

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