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4.4M Patient Records Breached in Q3 2018, Protenus Finds

November 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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There were 117 disclosed health data breaches in the third quarter of 2018, leading to 4.4 million patient records breached, according to the Q3 Protenus Breach Barometer report.

Survey Reveals Disconnect Between Perception and Reality of Medical Device Security

November 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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A recent survey of healthcare IT professionals found a troubling disconnect between IT leaders’ confidence in the visibility and security of their connected medical devices and the effectiveness of legacy solutions to secure connected medical devices.

HHS Opens Rebranded Healthcare Cyber Center

November 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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HHS this week officially opened the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3), designed to strengthen coordination and cybersecurity information sharing within the healthcare sector and promote cybersecurity resilience.

CHIME’s Russ Branzell: A Tech Revolution is Coming to Healthcare

November 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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At the CHIME 2018 Fall CIO Forum in San Diego this week, Branzell sat down with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for CIOs

Mac McMillan Speaks to the Troubling Trend that Hospitals Still Aren’t Prioritizing Security

October 31, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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A survey released this morning from CHIME revealed that about 70 percent of responding patient care organizations do not have a comprehensive security program in place.

Improving the Communication Infrastructure: Healthcare’s Next Big Wave?

October 31, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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With access to patient health information now commonplace among providers, the next core investment could be in communication channels with patients, according to CHIME’s 2018 HealthCare’s Most Wired survey.

Industry Groups Call for Anti-Kickback Waiver for Cybersecurity Tech

October 31, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Several healthcare and health IT industry groups are calling for a wavier under anti-kickback rules to enable the donation of healthcare cybersecurity technology and services to help improve the cybersecurity posture of providers and promote secure data exchange.

Time to End ‘Wild West’ of Health Data Usage in HIPAA-Free Zones

October 27, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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An Oct. 22 meeting put on by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services brought together industry leaders and researchers to talk about the many ways genetic, wearable and EHR health data is being used.

HIMSS Analytics Introduces Infrastructure Adoption Model for Health Systems

October 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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HIMSS Analytics has announced the introduction of the Infrastructure Adoption Model, or INFRAM, which is designed to measure the technical infrastructure used within a health system.

Health Data Breach on Healthcare.gov Portal Impacts 75K People

October 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) direct enrollment pathway for agents and brokers suffered a cyber attack last week and the hackers accessed the files of approximately 75,000 individuals, according to a new release issued by CMS last Friday.

One Health Policy Researcher on the Current State of Blockchain in Healthcare, and its Potential Future

October 22, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Tim Mackey, an associate professor of global public health at UC San Diego School of Medicine and an academic researcher on blockchain, discusses the complexities of blockchain adoption in healthcare.

FDA Releases Draft Premarket Cybersecurity Guidance for Medical Device Manufacturers

October 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance to the healthcare industry that updates cybersecurity recommendations for medical device manufacturers with the aim of addressing vulnerabilities and evolving cybersecurity threats.

Industry Groups Urge ONC to Reorient Goals of EHR Reporting Program, Focus on Health IT Safety, Security

October 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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AMIA questioned the "constrained scope" of the EHR Reporting Program, noting the program should be closer to a post-implementation surveillance ecosystem, not a government-sponsored "consumer reports."

GUEST BLOG: The Cybersecurity Shortage: Closing the Gap

October 17, 2018  |  Mac McMillan, Industry Voice
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The gap between the level of cybersecurity preparation that should exist in the current environment, and the reality, is both troubling and in need of closer examination, says Mac McMillan

Six Lessons From Boston Children’s ‘Hacktivist’ Attack

October 17, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Boston Children's Hospital CIO Daniel Nigrin, M.D., discussed how the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack his organization endured in 2014 spurred it to action.

Anthem Agrees to Record Payment—$16M—for Largest U.S. Health Data Breach

October 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Anthem, Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to HHS' Office for Civil Rights to settle potential HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules violations in the largest U.S. health data breach in history.

Minnesota DHS Acknowledges Increase in Targeted Phishing Attacks

October 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Two phishing attacks on employees at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) resulted in the possible leakage of about 21,000 Minnesotans’ personal information.

Despite HIPAA Law, Researchers Say Getting Medical Records Still is Burdensome

October 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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A recent study of 83 hospitals has revealed that there was noncompliance with federal regulations for formats of release and state regulations for request processing times.

Healthcare Executives Rank Data Analytics, Population Health as Top Challenges for 2019

October 3, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Healthcare executive leaders identified leveraging data, particularly clinical data, to manage patients’ health, population health services and value-based payments as the top challenges they will face in the coming year, according to a survey by the Healthcare...

In New Opioids Legislation, Patient Privacy Holds Serve

October 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Congress’ sweeping opioids legislation has created much debate in recent days and weeks, as stakeholders sit on different sides of the table over a key patient privacy element.

CDC IT Leader Details Progress on Developing an EHR Blockchain

October 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Askari Rizvi, chief of the technical services branch of the CDC’s Division of Health Care Statistics, discusses a CDC-IBM collaboration to develop a proof of concept for an EHR blockchain.

Aspire Health Suffers Email Breach from Phishing Attack

September 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Aspire Health, a Nashville-based in-home healthcare provider, was hacked Sept. 3 as a result of a phishing attack and “lost” some protected health information (PHI), according to a report by the Tennessean.com.

Research: Hackers Leveraging Error Messages from Connected Medical Devices

September 27, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Recent research has identified a new trend in cyber attacks targeting connected medical devices—by simply monitoring the network traffic for common error messages, hackers can gain valuable insight into the inner workings of a device’s application.

Report: Privacy Laws to Remain Intact as Opioids Bill Nears Completion

September 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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As leading healthcare stakeholder groups remain on different sides of the fence regarding patient privacy laws in a sweeping opioids legislation, it’s looking like privacy advocates will win the battle.

Study: Health Plans Account for Majority of Breached Patient Records

September 25, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Health plans accounted for the greatest number of patient records breached over the past seven years, according to an analysis of U.S. health care data conducted by two Massachusetts General Hospital physicians.

Healthcare’s “RegTech” Opportunity: Avoiding a 2008-Style Crisis

September 21, 2018  |  Robert Lord, Industry Voice, Co-Founder and President of Protenus
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Today, as co-founder of a health technology company, I see healthcare is approaching a similarly dangerous situation as the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009.

HIPAA Settlements: Three Boston Hospitals Pay $1M in Fines for “Boston Trauma” Filming

September 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Three Boston hospitals that allowed film crews to film an ABC documentary on their premises have settled with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) over potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and...

Independence Blue Cross Notifies 17K Patients of Breach

September 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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The Philadelphia-based health insurer Independence Blue Cross is notifying about 17,000 of its members that some of their protected health information (PHI) has been exposed online and has potentially been accessed by unauthorized individuals.

Report: Healthcare Lags Other Industries in Phishing Resiliency

September 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Phishing attacks are a serious problem in the healthcare industry, yet a recent report found that the healthcare industry continues to trail behind many other industries in its phishing resiliency.

Survey: Healthcare Organizations Report Gaps in Disaster Preparedness Plans

September 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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As Hurricane Florence churns toward the East Coast this week, disaster preparedness is a timely topic, yet a new survey finds that only 72 percent of healthcare providers report their organizations have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place covering...

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