Healthcare Information Security
  • How Magruder Hospital Balances PHI Security, Innovation

    February 8, 2016 - Ohio-based Magruder Hospital might be a small critical access organization, but that does not mean that it has not taken the necessary steps to keep its PHI security a top priority. Magruder IT Manager Dan Thompson told HealthITSecurity.com how the hospital recently improved its auditing capabilities by implementing options from DataGravity. Not only did this approach help Magruder meet Stage...

  • What Does 2016 Hold for Healthcare Data Security, Storage?

    February 8, 2016 - Welcome to 2016! I’m sure all of you got some cool new gadgets or toys in your stockings. Maybe it was a new iPhone. Or, maybe you got a new Pebble Watch. Or - you just bought a new google-ready 70-inch LED TV. One thing pretty much all of these technologies have in common is their connection to the Internet and the cloud. And, all of these new technologies, wearable tools, and...

  • Why Collaboration is Key for FDA Medical Device Cybersecurity

    February 4, 2016 - Medical device cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important issue for both healthcare providers and device manufacturers. Moreover, the FDA recently released draft guidance on how medical device manufacturers must monitor, identify and address cybersecurity vulnerabilities. While directly related to manufacturers, Russell Jones, partner in Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services group,...

  • Brown Offers ‘Hands-On’ Approach to Cybersecurity Threats

    February 3, 2016 - As cybersecurity threats continue to increase across all industries, including healthcare, it is essential that organizations take the time to implement comprehensive strategies to combat those threats. Brown University recently announced its new Executive Master in Cybersecurity program, which is designed to give students a practical and hands-on experience, according to Roberto Tamassia,...


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How Magruder Hospital Balances PHI Security, Innovation

Ohio-based Magruder Hospital might be a small critical access organization, but that does not mean that it has not taken the necessary steps to keep its PHI security a top priority. Magruder IT Manager Dan Thompson told HealthITSecurity.com how...

HHS Revises Rules for More Patient Privacy in Drug Abuse Care

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be changing its regulations for health information exchange (HIE) security and patient privacy for individuals receiving treatment for substance abuse disorders. In a recent press release,...

What Does 2016 Hold for Healthcare Data Security, Storage?

Welcome to 2016! I’m sure all of you got some cool new gadgets or toys in your stockings. Maybe it was a new iPhone. Or, maybe you got a new Pebble Watch. Or - you just bought a new google-ready 70-inch LED TV. One thing pretty much...

ONC: HIPAA Regulations Help, Not Hinder Interoperability

It is a common misconception that HIPAA regulations hinder covered entities’ ability to move patient information, according to a recent blog post by ONC Chief Privacy Officer Lucia Savage, J.D. and ONC Privacy Analyst Aja Brooks, J.D. Contrary...

Why Collaboration is Key for FDA Medical Device Cybersecurity

Medical device cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important issue for both healthcare providers and device manufacturers. Moreover, the FDA recently released draft guidance on how medical device manufacturers must monitor, identify and...

Potential Medicaid Data Breach for 13K Louisiana Recipients

The Louisiana Attorney General’s office recently announced that an individual was arrested on Medicaid fraud charges, stemming from stolen Louisiana Healthcare Connections (LHCC) information. LHCC explained in a statement on its website...

Home Health Provider to Pay $240K in HIPAA Violation Fines

Lincare, Inc., will need to pay $239,800 in fines for a HIPAA violation, according to a notice from the Office for Civil Rights. This decision comes from an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the Department of Health and Human Services following...

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