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In an Evolving Threat Landscape, Healthcare IT Security Leaders Face the Growing Challenge of IoT Devices

July 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a recent webinar hosted by the Center for Connected Medicine, healthcare IT security thought leaders parsed the challenges of cybersecurity and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) in an evolving threat environment.

HITRUST CSF Certification Now Includes NIST Cybersecurity Certification

July 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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HITRUST has announced that HITRUST cybersecurity framework (CSF) version 9 enhancements now extend an “assess once, report many” approach as a standard security framework for multiple critical infrastructure industries and includes National Institute of Standards...

Survey: 76 Percent of Health IT Execs Confident that IoT Devices are Protected

July 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A survey of IT decision-makers within the healthcare industry found that the majority of IT departments believe that existing security solutions for laptops and servers can also protect connected Internet of Things (IoT) medical devices.

Only Half of Healthcare Professionals Report Their IT Infrastructure Is Safe from Cyber Attacks

July 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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According to the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA) most recent MGMA Stat poll, only 55 percent of healthcare professionals said they believe that their organization’s information technology (IT) infrastructure is secure against attacks.

HIPAA: Five Steps to Ensuring Your Risk Assessment Complies with OCR Guidelines

July 14, 2017  |  Janice Ahlstrom, R.N., and Kenneth Zoline
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Many organizations may not truly understand the HIPAA Security Rule and how to conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks to ePHI. Here are five steps to put you on the right track to be compliant with OCR guidelines.

Global Survey: 95 Percent of Healthcare Orgs Don’t Use Security Governance or Risk Management Software

July 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Despite the cyber threats facing healthcare organizations, 95 percent of IT specialists working at medical organizations around the world report that their organizations do not use any software for information security governance or risk management, according to...

Health IT Organizations Urge Congress to Increase NIST Funding

July 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A number of health IT industry organizations and associations have signed a multi-stakeholder letter to Congress responding to the Trump Administration’s 2018 proposed budget and to voice their support for increasing the National Institute of Standards and...

Cyber Attack Update: NH-ISAC Issues Petya Mitigations, Nuance Still Down, Heritage Valley Systems Restored

July 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The healthcare business of Nuance Communications, a Burlington, Mass.-based technology company, continues to be affected by the global malware incident June 27 that affected multinational companies in at least 65 countries, according to an update posted to the...

Could European Data Protection Regulation Give FHIR a Boost?

July 5, 2017  |  David Raths
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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will introduce sweeping changes in May 2018. It could also impact the international adoption of interoperability standards such as HL7’s FHIR.

Cyber Attack Update: Nuance Still Down, Researchers Believe “Petya” is not Ransomware

June 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Nuance Communications, a Burlington, Mass.-based technology company that provides cloud-based dictation and transcription service to hospitals and health systems, continues to be down following the global malware incident on Tuesday that affected multinational...

Survey: Greatest Impact of Blockchain will be in Medical Record Storage

June 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a recent survey, 60 percent of respondents believe that blockchain’s greatest impact will be in the storage of medical records, including genomic data—the fastest growing dataset in the world.

PA Health System, Health IT Vendor Affected by Global “Petya” Ransomware Attack

June 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Pennsylvania-based Heritage Valley Health Systems and Nuance Communications have confirmed their companies were victims of a global ransomware cyber attack, which some are referring to as the “Petya” ransomware virus, that hit multinational companies Tuesday.

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