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.
While hospitals are ramping up security efforts to protect information, a large percentage of them are vulnerable to attacks on their web sites.
Information security and risk management professionals will rebel against cookie-cutter approaches to cyber security in 2016 thats just one of many ways that prevention, detection and response to cyber threats will change in the next year, according to a new report from Forrester Research.
While recent high-profile health data breaches, like those at Anthem, CareFirst, Excellus and Premera, have the industry focused on cyber threats, Avi Rubin is focused on threat vectors in the not-too-distant future.
It is a bittersweet victory for Michael J. Daugherty, founder and CEO of now-defunct LabMD. Last week an administrative law judge dismissed an FTC data security complaint against his former Atlanta-based company.
As expected, technology forecasts and predictions for 2016 continue to come in at a brisk pace, with the latest concerning data protection and cyber security.
When a healthcare organization experiences a breach, there is so much to do, so many issues to consider. One is figuring out how much information to give the public and how quickly to give it.
Is the cyberthreat information-sharing bill steaming through Congress a privacy disaster waiting to happen?
The HHS Office for Civil Rights wants mobile health developersas well as developers of other health IT productsto become more familiar with HIPAA. And its taking steps to help them out.
The meaningful and secure exchange of electronic health information are among the Department of Health and Human Services top challenges, according to the HHS Office of the Inspector General.
Data analytics remains one of the top areas of technology investment this year, and most industry watchers expect more of the same in 2016. But analytics is a broad topic, fed by a lot of other top technology trends. David Cearley, vice president and Garner Fellow at Gartner Group, shared his thoughts with Information Management magazine on the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends that will impact IT leaders and data analytics in 2016. The list follows.
Aaron Hayden is an information systems analyst with CliftonLarsonAllen, a large certified public accounting firm. Hes also an ethical hacker, one of 40 in the firm that healthcare organizations hire to hack their information networks.
Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville, Ky., has suffered a hacking attack from malware that may have been put in place as far back as 2012.
To fight cyber attacks, healthcare industry security consortium HITRUST this year developed Cyber Threat XChange, a program to help organizations collect and share cyber threat information. The initial results are mixed.
The Food and Drug Administration warns that networked medical devices have vulnerabilities that could enable hackers to access hospital networks, putting protected health information and patient safety at risk.
More than ever, healthcare IT executives must be prepared for interruptions in service that take electronic health records and other information systems offline. Recovery plans often cover short-term crises, such as power failures, technology crashes or security-based interruptions. But hospitals also must have plans for catastrophic failures, such as the 2011 tornado that destroyed Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Here, the organization shares its experiences.