Healthcare Information Security
  • Why Healthcare Cybersecurity is a Risk Management Issue

    February 22, 2017 - Healthcare organizations are slowly working to increase their healthcare cybersecurity governance, staffing, and budgetary resources, but there is still room for improvement, according to a recent study. The second annual HIMSS Analytics HIT Security and Risk Management Study found that the percentage of respondents who spend 7 percent to 10 percent of their IT budget on cybersecurity increased...

  • How Secure Communication Platform Benefits TX Health System

    February 16, 2017 - As more healthcare providers are implementing mobile devices and opting for new technologies to improve patient care, the need for secure communication platforms have become more necessary. Physicians need to be able to communicate with one another, nurses, and departments within a hospital to ensure that patients are receiving timely and efficient care. However, data must be exchanged and...

  • Ransomware, Medical Device Security Top HIMSS17 Topics

    February 13, 2017 - With HIMSS17 right around the corner, it’s time for healthcare IT professionals to gear up for the annual conference breaking down the industry’s hottest topics. Last year saw a drastic increase in ransomware attacks, so it should come as no surprise that preparation against such cybersecurity issues will be a leading discussion point. Along with ransomware, learning how to improve...

  • 3 Key Steps for Stronger Data Security in Healthcare

    February 8, 2017 - There was a recent Forbes article that analyzed the findings from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which looked at the total number of breaches and impacted people in 2015. So, what did OCR find? In 2015, there were 253 healthcare breaches, impacting 500 people or more – with a combined loss topping out at 112 million records. To put that in perspective, the amount of breached records...


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Why Healthcare Cybersecurity is a Risk Management Issue

Healthcare organizations are slowly working to increase their healthcare cybersecurity governance, staffing, and budgetary resources, but there is still room for improvement, according to a recent study. The second annual HIMSS Analytics HIT...

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