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Paper Records, Films Most Common Type of Healthcare Data Breach, Study Finds

February 22, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Despite the high level of hospital adoption of electronic health records and federal incentives to do so, paper and films were the most frequent location of breached data in hospitals, according to a recent study.

AHA Appoints Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk

February 22, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Hospital Association (AHA) has announced that John Riggi has joined the association as senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk.

Report: Healthcare Accounted for 45% of All Ransomware Attacks in 2017

February 22, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare fell victim to more ransomware attacks than any other industry in 2017, according to a new report from global cybersecurity insurance company Beazley.

Where Is Network Segmentation Headed? One Industry Expert Has a Good Idea

February 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Impact Advisors’ John Robinson shares his perspectives on the new thinking around network segmentation, including around micro-segmentation and software configuration—and urges CIOs, CISOs, and other healthcare IT leaders to move quickly away from old tactics...

Innovator Awards Program 2018: Semifinalists

February 19, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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We at Healthcare Informatics were ecstatic with the exceptional quality of the submissions we received from innovating patient care organizations across the U.S. Here are the 14 teams in the Provider Division that received semifinalist status this year.

Another International Survey Confirms Cybersecurity Issues--Across All Industries

February 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A new survey of CISOs across all industries in the United States and United Kingdom has found significant gaps in preparedness for the cybersecurity threats accelerating against all types of business organizations

Report: Healthcare Way Behind other Major Sectors in Proper Cybersecurity Protocols

February 14, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The healthcare industry is one of the lowest performing industries in terms of endpoint security, and the sector as a whole ranks near the bottom in cybersecurity strength compared to other major industries.

Tennessee Hospital’s EHR Hacked by Cryptocurrency Malware

February 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Decatur County General Hospital, a 40-bed hospital located in Parsons, Tennessee, has informed its patients about a security incident in which its electronic medical record (EMR) system was hacked, impacting 24,000 patients’ records.

Survey: Value-Based Care a Top Driver for Health Tech Spending in 2018

February 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Value-based care initiatives ranked as the top driver for healthcare technology spending in 2018, according to a recent survey from Illinois-based Damo Consulting.

Partners HealthCare Notifies 2,600 Patients of Malware Attack

February 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Partners HealthCare has notified approximately 2,600 patients whose private information may have been breached when Partners’ computer network was impacted by a malware attack last year.

Security Survey: 24 Percent of Physicians Fail to Identify Phishing Emails

February 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A recent survey found that doctors were three times worse at identifying phishing emails than their non-physician counterparts, such office workers (24 percent compared to 8 percent).

Western Reserve CIO Pamela Banchy on Tackling Security Challenges through IT and Clinician Collaboration

February 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Pamela Banchy, R.N., the CIO and vice president of clinical informatics and transformation at Western Reserve Hospital and Health System, discusses her top health IT priorities and what her nursing informatics background brings to the CIO role.

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