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HIMSS Arranges a Roundtable Discussion on Cybersecurity

September 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Following up on the recent release of their cybersecurity report, HIMSS leaders arranged for a roundtable-style discussion between HIMSS senior director of health IS Rod Piechowski, and reporters

Health IT Providers Offer Free Services for Hurricane Irma Victims

September 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Several health IT solution providers announced over the weekend that their services will be offered to customers free of charge in the hurricane Irma-affected areas.

CMS Announces Efforts to Help Texas and Louisiana with Hurricane Harvey Recovery

September 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma has announced efforts that are underway to support Texas and Louisiana in response to Hurricane Harvey.

Healthcare Informatics Exclusive: As Harvey Engulfs Houston, Texas HIE Leaders Move in to Help

August 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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As Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey continued to devastate Houston and southeast Texas, Texas HIE leaders moved ahead to support healthcare leaders caring for Texans imperiled by the storm—and at the same time, demonstrated the core value of HIE

A Cross-Industry Survey Finds Broad IT Security Unpreparedness among CISOs

August 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A new study from IDG Connect, based on a survey of IT leaders across all industries in the U.S. and the U.K., finds a very low level of confidence in preparedness to meet accelerating data and IT security threats

Getting Granular on Cybersecurity: Experts Talk Frameworks and Hacks in Philadelphia

August 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Healthcare Informatics Health IT Summit Series-Philadelphia, healthcare IT leaders from the government, the provider sector, and the health plan sector shared perspectives on the biggest cybersecurity challenges facing the industry right now

DHS Issues Cyber Alert for Siemens Medical Devices

August 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Department of Homeland Security issued an advisory Friday after Siemens identified four vulnerabilities in its Molecular Imaging products running on Windows 7.

Two British Doctors’ Searing Testimony on WannaCry’s Devastating Impact on the U.K.'s NHS

August 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
It was fascinating to read a Perspectives article in The New England Journal of Medicine, written by two physicians who practice inside the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom, and to hear directly about how devastating the WannaCry attack was, on...

Without Transformational Investments in Data Security, Healthcare Will Continue to be Vulnerable

August 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
commentary
Ongoing data breaches should be a call-to-action for healthcare organizations to increase data security, but many cybersecurity experts contend that call-to-action may be falling on deaf ears at the senior leadership and board level at patient care organizations.

Could Cybercriminals Be on the Verge of Executing a New, Terrible Type of Attack on Healthcare?

July 31, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A team of writers, in a New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” op-ed, articulates the dangerous potential ahead for a truly unprecedented type of attack on patient care organizations—the possibility of direct manipulations of patient data

Information Security Expert Predicts that the “Enron of Data Breaches” is Coming

July 31, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A cybersecurity consultant speaks with Healthcare Informatics about steps smaller physician practices can take to better protect their data in addition to broader cybersecurity trends he is seeing.

Nuance Update: Majority of Transcription Service Customers Back Online

July 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A month after the global NotPetya malware incident that affected multinational companies in least 65 countries, Nuance Communications, a Burlington, Mass.-based technology company, said today that it has restored service to the majority of its clients on its...

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