With increasing federal scrutiny of health care data breaches, maintaining a secure network and clinical infrastructure is crucial for both payers and providers. Topics here include: data breaches, data encryption and other security techniques, access and authentication issues, and regulatory requirements.
Criminal hackings of protected health information show just how insecure PHI is, even two decades after the implementation date of the HIPAA Security Rule. The hacks are more maddening because one of the best defenses against them is encryption.
Information security vendor ID Experts, which also offers breach remediation services, notes that the 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report cited 63,437 security incidents from just 50 organizations. That is 1,268 incidents per organization per year.
Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated, accessing sensitive patient information. Is it finally time to encrypt data at rest?
Leading healthcare provider partners with two universities to capitalize on research strengths.
Although mobile technology isnt new to the healthcare industry, theres an explosion of new capabilities and potential applications. Brian Edds, VP of Product Strategy, Spok, offers recommendations as to what healthcare organizations should do to take advantage of these new opportunities including infrastructure considerations that must be addressed to support future mobile capabilities. He also addresses some of the key security issues around mobile in healthcare.
How is the population health management concept evolving and what do healthcare organizations need to do to position themselves to capitalize on this evolution? David Bennett, EVP, Healthier Populations, Orion Health, and David Watson, CEO, Cal INDEX, provide insights into the challenges and opportunities related to adoption of population health management practices. They also discuss what organizations must do to effectively handle the security aspects of the information sharing that goes along with health information exchanges and population health management approaches.
As population health management practices become more prevalent, what are the key challenges healthcare organizations face in implementing these practices especially where this involves data management and the use of analytics? Michael Simson, CEO of Caradigm, offers his views on key issues around population health management, as well as how better use of data and analytics can help providers more effectively protect patient and population privacy and stay in compliance.
Although there is recognition of numerous potential benefits of cloud technology for healthcare IT, concerns persist about security in the cloud. Matt Ferrari, CTO, Clear Data, provides a reality check about security in the cloud, and identifies steps healthcare organizations should take to maximize security in the cloud without sacrificing benefits related to agility, efficiency and performance.
How can healthcare organizations balance the need for high patient engagement with strong and effective data security practices? RightPatient co-founder and President Michael Trader discusses how the companys smart healthcare platform can help healthcare providers achieve these goals, and Lee Powe, CIO, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, reports on the benefits the hospital has achieved since it deployed RightPatient iris biometrics.
After a decade of false starts, encryption technology is taking hold across mobile devices and cloud computing. The big question: Can traditional enterprise networks and on-premises data centers keep pace with the fast-rising encryption trend?
Companies that share information on hacking threats with each other and U.S. law enforcement would be shielded from lawsuits under a House bill passed over the objections of privacy advocates.
After conceding that the IT security market has largely failed customers, RSA President Amit Yoran offered a five-point vision for the path forward during the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco.
The computer security industry is eating humble pie at this weeks RSA Security Conference in San Francisco. Amid continued cybersecurity break-ins and a growing threat landscape, there are five key IT security and data protection trends emerging at the conference.
The National Institutes of Health has announced the award of a 10-year, government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) for information technology potentially worth $20 billion. The GWAC will provide the entire federal government with solutions including health and biomedical IT.
Whether youre looking for pure cloud applications or seeking to potentially migrate only a portion of your IT infrastructure to the cloud, here are 20 hybrid cloud questions that CIOs must ask, according to ScienceLogic. This presentation originated at Information Management magazine.