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    Cybersecurity is one of the top 10 health technology hazards for 2015, according to a recent ECRI Institute report. Cybersecurity should be a top priority more »

    Healthcare data breaches can affect organizations long after the security issue was discovered and patients were notified of the problem. Healthcare data breaches are unfortunately more »

    CMS extended the deadline for meaningful use attestation for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday afternoon more »

    An IDC report found that healthcare executives are spending more on their cybersecurity initiatives. As healthcare technology continues to evolve, the need for facilities to more »

    A Massachusetts hospital is facing a civil lawsuit from a patient whose PHI was potentially exposed in a healthcare data breach. The University of Massachusetts more »

    Eight CIOs met to discuss healthcare security issues and what they can do to best mitigate cybersecurity risks. Healthcare CIOs admit that it’s not a more »

    The AHA wrote a letter in response to the FDA seeking public comment on collaborative approaches for medical device and healthcare cybersecurity. The American Hospital more »

    A former employee gained unauthorized access to several hospitals, creating a healthcare security breach. Three Washington hospitals are working to fix their computer systems after more »

    A recent poll shows that patients are not overly concerned about their health data security. As technology continues to evolve, and healthcare organizations implement more more »

    The VA once again failed its annual cybersecurity audit. For the 16th consecutive year, the Department of Veterans Affairs failed its annual cybersecurity audit. The more »

    A recent IDC healthcare security prediction report shows that half of healthcare organizations will have experienced a breach in the last 12 months by 2015. more »

    Patients’ PHI was stolen from two Detroit-area hospitals. The thieves allegedly used the information to file false tax returns. Approximately 1,400 people had their protected more »

    Healthcare secure messaging has come a long way over the last several years, but it’s still essential for organizations to pick an option right for more »

    A former Texas hospital CFO pleaded guilty to submitting false documents to the government under the meaningful use and EHR incentive program. Earlier this week more »

    Last week, the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a bulletin outlining how healthcare organizations can abide by HIPAA in more »

    HHS has several challenges facing it, including the secure use and exchange of health data, according to an OIG report. The meaningful and secure exchange more »

    Brigham and Woman’s Hospital (BWH) notified patients that an incident in September could potentially have exposed some individuals’ protected health information (PHI). A BWH physician’s more »

    A report shows that the VA has not done enough to mitigate potential cybersecurity risks. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has not fully addressed more »

    HIE security is crucial as more healthcare organizations work to improve interoperability programs. The Interoperability Workgroup (IWG) formed a strategic relationship with Healthcare Information and more »

    An Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the ruling that Walgreens can be held liable for its employee being part of HIPAA violations. A healthcare provider more »

    There is no question that the healthcare industry and its subsequent health data security options have made great strides over the last several years. However, more »

    Healthcare IT security administrators can also have a difficult time when it comes to ensuring that HIPAA physical safeguards are always followed. As technology continues more »

    With 69 percent of healthcare providers using mobile devices to view patient information, having a high-quality and secure, yet transparent wireless network within a healthcare more »

    Healthcare privacy and security issues are part of several topics that the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) plans to focus on over the next more »

    The VA released its monthly report to Congress on data breach incidents, which included the exposure of veterans’ PHI. The US Department of Veterans Affairs released more »

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