Almost 60 percent of data breach incidents involving protected health information (PHI) involved insiders, which makes healthcare the only industry in which internal actors are the biggest threat to an organization’s data security, according to a recent Verizon...
When it comes to responding to a cybersecurity attack, healthcare leaders point to serious gaps in the processes about how to respond to a breach, particularly about training and being informed about standard operating procedures, according to a recent poll...
A new cybersecurity survey released this week finds that healthcare’s approach to cybersecurity is maturing, with more providers adopting cybersecurity frameworks, yet the average level of IT security spend has remained flat over the last three years.
While infusion pumps are the most widely deployed connected medical devices, these devices are not the leading cause of security issues, a study found. In fact, imaging systems rank as the top security risk.
CISOs and other industry experts do not believe in any “magic bullet” approach, but more frequently now, leading minds are pointing to a few specific areas in which organizations can improve their cybersecurity strategies.
As part of the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program, the editorial staff asked an esteemed panel of national industry leaders to evaluate submissions from dozens of solutions providers in five critical areas of innovation development.
As part of our Cybersecurity Special Report, Mark Hagland speaks with healthcare IT experts about network segmentation, a standard strategy in IT security receiving new scrutiny, as the need for advanced strategies becomes more and more apparent in healthcare.
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.
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...
February 19, 2018 | the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
On Friday at the Health IT Summit in San Diego, healthcare IT security leaders parsed some of the dramatic cyberattacks of the past year, and what’s been learned from them—and where CIOs, CISOs and their colleagues need to go from here
Following five separate data breach incidents, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.
The 2018 Best in KLAS Software and Services report, released this week by Orem, Utah-based KLAS, named the top-performing companies within various market segments based on customer feedback, and once again Epic earned the ranking of number-one Overall Software...
It was just last week when EHR vendor Allscripts suffered a ransomware attack that impacted some of its services. Now, the company is being hit with a class-action complaint from one of the providers that was affected.
Although 2017 saw fewer massive health data breaches when compared to 2016, there was still an average of at least one health data breach per day throughout the entire year, according to a year in review report from cybersecurity software company Protenus.
Mac McMillan recently spoke to Healthcare Informatics about cybersecurity lessons he learned in 2017, what trends he’s looking out for in 2018, and how his firm handles calls from healthcare organizations that have suffered a breach.