EHR Security

EHR Security

Regardless of an organization’s size, it’s essential that all healthcare privacy and security needs are taken into account in order to create a comprehensive and more »

As more healthcare organizations implement EHRs and connect to HIEs, the need for stronger healthcare cybersecurity measures become more apparent. Facilities want information to be more »

Numerous industries, including healthcare, could greatly improve their cybersecurity measures through collaboration, according to Guy Delp, director of Cyber and Data Analytics at Lockheed Martin. A more »

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Privacy & Security Workgroup met earlier this week to discuss certain aspects of the latest ONC Interoperability Roadmap more »

The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to focus on health data security, specifically whether consumers’ personal information more »

The Supreme Court has dismissed a class action suit for medical identity theft filed against St. Joseph Health System (SJHS), a healthcare facility in Texas. more »

When patients’ PHI is stolen, medical identity theft could occur. Moreover, providers that don’t comply with HIPAA standards could face heavy fines, as well as more »

Healthcare cybersecurity is a critical security measure that providers of all sizes need to consider. The same cybersecurity measures may not be appropriate from one more »

Healthcare regulatory mandates are designed to help covered entities keep sensitive data, such as patients’ protected health information (PHI), secure. As technology continues to evolve, more »

An organization can have all the necessary healthcare privacy and security measures in place, but without comprehensive employee training, the facility could still fall victim more »

EHR privacy, along with transparency of how medical records are transmitted and shared, are important issues to patients, according to survey results shared at a more »

As more healthcare organizations implement electronic health records (EHRs) and begin to connect to health information exchanges (HIEs), the need for secure medical devices also more »

President Barack Obama continued his push for stronger cybersecurity across the nation by issuing an executive order last week that promotes greater data sharing in more »

With technology continuing to evolve, the need for comprehensive mobile device security measures is becoming more essential to healthcare organizations of all sizes. BYOD policies more »

Improved cybersecurity measures, particularly how private and government entities collect and process personally identifiable information (PII), is one area that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) more »

More healthcare organizations, and even several state governments, are beginning to consider health data encryption as a necessary approach to keeping sensitive data secure. Keeping more »

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance on certain medical device regulation policies, as well as draft documents pertaining to how the FDA more »

Last week the the National Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (NH-ISAC), and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) announced a strategic partnership to help more »

The President’s FY 2016 budget request proposal included $83.8 billion for the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), a portion of which will be more »

Enhanced privacy measures and healthcare security initiatives are part of the recommendations that the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recently sent to Congress. more »

Securing health information is becoming more difficult as information security events and data breaches continue at a staggering rate. Stolen healthcare information commands a higher more »

Last week, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) received a $450,000 grant from The Commonwealth Fund to develop an interactive, yet still secure health data more »

More organizations are implementing healthcare secure messaging platforms, along with other types of secure mobility improvements. Whether a facility is searching for a strong BYOD more »

Strong healthcare cybersecurity education is important for facilities of all sizes, and can be improved through information sharing, according to a recent blog post by more »

Healthcare cybersecurity measures must continue to evolve along with changing technology to guarantee that sensitive data remains as secure as possible. However, it is sometimes more »

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