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Report: Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest at $380 Per Record

June 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare continues to be the most expensive industry for data breaches, as healthcare data breaches cost organizations $380 per stolen record, more than twice the average global cost across all industries, according to the 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study.

HHS Issues Cyber Notice About Potential Threat from “Hidden Cobra”

June 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a cyber notice to the healthcare industry about a potential threat to critical infrastructure sectors, such as healthcare, by a malicious cyber group called Hidden...

As Healthcare CIOs Evolve, Leadership Concerns Abound

June 15, 2017  |  Dan O’Connor, vice president of client relations, Stoltenberg Consulting
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Beyond the EHR landscape, several industry trends stand out as vital influencers toward the evolving hospital CIO role.

Healthcare Cybersecurity, and HHS Response to WannaCry Ransomware, Focus of House Subcommittee Hearing

June 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Thursday, HHS leaders shared lessons learned from the department's response to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack and recognized that many organizations are in dire need of cybersecurity resources.

Report: 15 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Running Outdated Operating Systems

June 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A study that spanned 20 different industries found that 2,000 organizations run more than 50 percent of their computers on outdated versions of an operating system, making them almost three times as likely to experience a publicly disclosed breach, according at a...

ONC Names Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge Winners

June 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ONC has announced the winners of the Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge, a contest that called on stakeholders to use ONC’s Model Privacy Notice (MPN) template.

HHS Notice: WannaCry Malware Continues to Impact U.S. Healthcare Orgs

June 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In an email cyber notice, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is warning healthcare provider organizations that there are ongoing impacts to the U.S. healthcare sector from the WannaCry malware.

HHS Task Force Report: Healthcare Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition

June 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, which was formed last year following passage of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, issued its final report to Congress June 2 with a number of recommendations to improve...

Survey: Many Consumers would Consider Leaving Healthcare Provider after Ransomware Attack

June 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the wake of the WannaCry cyberattack, Carbon Black surveyed 5,000 U.S. consumers to gauge the public’s perception on ransomware, its threshold for paying a ransom, and the expectations consumers have on businesses to keep their data safe.

ECRI Institute Publishes Guidance for Protecting Medical Devices from Ransomware Attacks

May 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The ECRI Institute has released a new guidance article, "Ransomware Attacks: How to Protect Your Medical Device Systems, with recommendations to help hospitals identify and protect against ransomware attacks.

St. Luke’s Pays $387,000 HIPAA Settlement for Impermissible Disclosure of PHI

May 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reported that St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, in New York City, has paid a $387,000 settlement for potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and...

Survey: Half of CIOs Say Budget Constraints Are Biggest Risk to Protecting Patient Data

May 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Practically all CIOs are concerned about data being compromised, and more than half (56 percent) identified budget and resource constraints as the biggest risk in protecting their hospital and patient data, according to a new survey released by Spok.

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