• EHR Security

    Health data security is not a new issue in the healthcare sector, but with health information exchanges (HIEs) springing up all over the country, facilities more »

    In an effort to keep patient information secure, more healthcare organizations are calling for health data encryption precautions. New Jersey even announced recent legislation that more »

    Health insurers should be required to encrypt patients’ protected health information, according to a proposed bill in New Jersey. Personal health information (PHI) should be more »

    As the healthcare industry quickly becomes more “connected,” the need for strong health IT security has perhaps never been more important. With EHRs and HIEs more »

    Yesterday, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo announced that she was leaving her role at the Office of the National Coordinator to become the new acting assistant secretary more »

    With new healthcare data breaches being reported on a weekly basis, it might seem that organizations in the industry are struggling with their health data more »

    Healthcare organizations need to remain up-to-date on the guidelines for proper security risk analysis. Conducting a security risk analysis is part of the core objectives more »

    As IASIS Healthcare continues to architect its system more toward ensuring that there is accurate information being sent to the requesting parties, it must consider more »

    Eileen Erdos, a principal in the EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services’ Life Sciences practice, spoke with HealthITSecurity.com about the importance of EHR security. Without more »

    Surveys and published healthcare statistics are a double-edged sword. In one sense, they can validate or negate a hypothesis. On the other hand, they are more »

    Cyber security is crucial for many organizations, and the healthcare industry is no different. While the most recent discovery of a security bug in numerous more »

    Though the much-maligned Target data breach did not involve healthcare data, some post-breach commentary can certainly be applied to the healthcare industry. Former Target manager more »

    A number of organizations have already responded to the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) request for information (RFI) on its Cybersecurity Framework sent more »

    Some healthcare organizations prefer to test new, related technology products in concert as they decide what the best fits are. In balancing the need for more »

    Finding qualified healthcare security personnel remains a challenge in an industry where new threats make protecting patient data more complex by the day. Seeing as more »

    With the timely backdrop of the Shellshock bug and similar threats gaining a significant amount of attention throughout the healthcare industry, HITRUST announced today Cyber more »

    With news coming out yesterday that Windows file servers may be vulnerable to a Shellshock-like remote code execution (RCE), healthcare organizations should have plans in more »

    According to the PwC Global Sate of Information Security Survey 2015, there were 42.8 million reported cross-industry cybersecurity incidents this year, up 48 percent from more »

    Considering the high volume of security threat information coming across the desk of healthcare CISOs, it’s imperative that they have a system in place to rank these more »

    The National Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) and SANS Institute announced today that they have partnered to help healthcare organizations stay ahead of the more »

    This year’s HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum, which took place Sept. 8-9, 2014 in Boston, encompassed a wide range of subjects and healthcare trends. But many more »

    The value in cyber threat information sharing is never more apparent than when a serious vulnerability arises. The HITRUST Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Coordination more »

    Some security risks within a healthcare organization are more apparent than others, but those underlying threats are no less significant. Fernando Martinez, Senior Vice President, more »

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) applauded Federal, Kentucky, and New Mexico Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) for implementing varying levels of security controls. But OIG still found more »

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday, Sept. 23 that it will hold a public workshop to help healthcare organizations create collaborative approaches more »

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