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Report: Cyber Attacks on the Rise and Evolving, as Ransomware Declines

June 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Cyberthreats are continuing to increase and shift, and even though ransomware attacks are significantly declining, cyberattacks are on the rise, according to a new report from the global association ISACA.

Hospitals Making Progress in mHealth Strategies, Survey Finds

June 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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For the third consecutive year in Spok’s mobile healthcare survey, more than half of respondents reported having a mobile strategy in place.

PODCAST: Discerning Blockchain Hype from Reality

June 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Blockchain is one of the hottest topics in health IT right now, and on this latest podcast, Jonathan Gordon, a partner in Alston & Bird’s technology and privacy group, dives into the opportunities and roadblocks surrounding this emerging technology.

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’...

CIO Survey: Slow Migration to the Cloud Due to Ongoing Security, Privacy Concerns

May 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
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
news
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 (...

Intellectual Property: Lessons from Shark Tank & Seinfeld

May 23, 2018  |  Dave Levin, M.D. and David Hyams
commentary
One thing healthcare entrepreneurs and investors have in common is that their businesses may be generating assets that are more valuable than they realize. And, they may also be creating valuable intangible assets known as intellectual property (IP).

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.

OIG Report Finds Flaws in Navy, Air Force EHR Security, Handling of Patient Data

May 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
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...

NIH’s All of Us Program Hits Milestone with National Enrollment to Launch May 6

May 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi
article
The National Institutes of Health’s “All of Us” Research Program, an unprecedented effort to advance precision medicine, has hit a significant milestone as the enrollment beta phase is ending and the program’s open national enrollment will launch May 6.

House Seeking Stakeholder Feedback on Addressing Cyber Risks of Legacy Health IT

April 25, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is seeking input and feedback from healthcare industry stakeholders on how to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities in legacy healthcare IT technologies and medical devices.

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