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Data and Cybersecurity Investments Ramp Up as Threats Reach All-Time High

June 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Companies are quickly ramping up investment in data and cybersecurity as they look to become more compliant with new data privacy protection and security regulations—and to avoid highly damaging data breaches, according to the 2018 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey.

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.

Congressional Leaders Call Out HHS Leaders on Healthcare Cybersecurity Center

June 7, 2018  | 
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A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives wrote a joint letter June 5 to HHS Secretary Alex Azar voicing concerns and confusion about the status of the one-year-old Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, and HHS’...

What are the Greatest Use Cases for Blockchain in Healthcare? New Research Explores the Possibilities

June 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Greg Caressi, transformational health senior vice president, Frost & Sullivan, recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the role that blockchain could have in precision medicine, and other top use cases for blockchain in healthcare.

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 (...

Lawmakers Demand New VA CIO, Citing “Malign Neglect” on EHR Project

May 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A group of Democratic federal lawmakers, five senators and six members of Congress, are calling out the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for what they call “malign neglect” in the agency’s efforts to achieve electronic health record (EHR) modernization.

Cyber Attacks Increase as IT Security Budgeting Remains Static, Report Finds

May 14, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than 90 percent of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach since the third quarter of 2016, and nearly 50 percent have had more than five data breaches during the same timeframe, according to a recent report from Black Book Research.

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

Protenus: More than 1M Patient Records Breached in Q1 2018

May 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than 1 million patient records were breached in a three-month span between January and March 2018, according to new data released in the Protenus Breach Barometer.

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...

Healthcare Informatics Recognized with ASHPE Award for 2017 Top Ten Tech Trends Report

May 1, 2018  |  the editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Healthcare Informatics has once again been recognized by the American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) for demonstrating writing excellence in the society’s Best Special Report editorial category for 2017.

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