Healthcare Information Security
  • How to Best Migrate and Secure Healthcare Applications

    February 12, 2016 - So, you’re in the healthcare world and are dealing with a challenging (sometimes legacy) application. Who isn’t? The reality here is that a great majority of IT environments have some kind of application challenge. Sometimes it could be security, while other times it’s trying to figure out how to best optimize the entire app. With virtualization continuing to impact healthcare...

  • Why EHR Vendors Are Next Healthcare Data Breach Target

    February 11, 2016 - It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is a hackers’ gold mine for valuable, sensitive data. Along with private information like patients’ names, mailing addresses, email aliases and dates of birth, healthcare firms also hold extremely personal health data, such as lab results, dictated reports, prescribed medications and medical conditions. In 2015, we witnessed numerous...

  • Understanding Health Data Security and Print Infrastructure

    February 9, 2016 - The last two years have seen several high profile, costly health data security breaches from some major healthcare organizations including Anthem Healthcare, Premera Blue Cross BlueShield, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and UCLA Health System. These examples have served to highlight the importance of IT security for healthcare organizations. According to IDC, “Cybersecurity is one of...

  • 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 Director 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...


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How to Best Migrate and Secure Healthcare Applications

So, you’re in the healthcare world and are dealing with a challenging (sometimes legacy) application. Who isn’t? The reality here is that a great majority of IT environments have some kind of application challenge. Sometimes it could...

Auditing Company Reports Potential Healthcare Data Breach

Auditing company Seim Johnson recently reported a potential healthcare data breach that could affect over 30,000 individuals. Nebraska-based Community Hospital might be one of the affected facilities, as it announced earlier this week that it...

ONC Reviews HIE Security, Interoperability under HIPAA

In their second blog post in a series about HIE security, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) chief privacy officer Lucia Savage, JD, and privacy analyst Aja Brooks, JD, explained the circumstances under the HIPAA...

Why EHR Vendors Are Next Healthcare Data Breach Target

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is a hackers’ gold mine for valuable, sensitive data. Along with private information like patients’ names, mailing addresses, email aliases and dates of birth, healthcare firms also...

How Cybersecurity National Action Plan Affects Healthcare

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama announced the implementation of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) in an effort to further improve the nation’s approach to cybersecurity.   The long-term strategy is designed “to...

91K Patients’ Data Compromised in WA Healthcare Data Breach

An employee error has resulted in a healthcare data breach in Washington, compromising 91,000 Medicaid patient files. The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) recently released a statement explaining the breach, which occurred after an...

HIMSS: NIST Cybersecurity Framework Positive, Can Improve

While the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework can be greatly beneficial for the healthcare industry, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) explained that the Framework...

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