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How Information Governance Impacts Health Data Security

July 30, 2015 - In two recent American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) white papers regarding information governance (IG) practices, health data security measures proved to be of great concern for healthcare professionals. In the first white paper, a survey aimed at investigating IG issues in healthcare facilities indicated that privacy and security issues are currently the primary concern...


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New Healthcare Cybersecurity Options in HITRUST Partnership

Healthcare cybersecurity remains a hot topic in the industry, especially as large-scale health data breaches continue to occur. However, a recently announced partnership hopes to offer better cyber insurance options for healthcare organizations,...

EHR Security Essential in HIE Push, Says AHA to Congress

As the push for HIE continues, it is important to not lose sight of EHR security, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA). In a letter to Congress, the AHA explained that it is important to strengthen the existing policy framework...

How Next-Generation Firewalls Can Improve Health IT Security

As new threats emerge and as the healthcare organization becomes even more digital, one thing is becoming very clear: there is no one silver bullet around health IT security. Today, the security ecosystem is an end-to-end architecture involving...

How Wireless Controls Can Impact Health Data Security

It’s a new kind of digital world out there, and it can impact an organization's health data security options. Healthcare organizations are working with new technologies which are improving productivity as well as patient care. These...

Most Wired Survey: Health Data Security Top Hospital Priority

Health data security and patient engagement are top U.S. hospital priorities, according to a recent survey released by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). In the 17th...

Healthcare Vendor Risk Management Programs Lagging, Says Study

Healthcare vendor risk management programs can have a huge impact on a healthcare organization’s ability to keep sensitive data - such as patient PHI - secure. However, if a recent study is any indication, healthcare vendor risk management...

Email Top Health Data Security Risk, Survey Finds

Email and messaging systems were cited as one of the top health data security risks that physicians, hospital administrators and health IT professionals are currently facing in healthcare, according to a MedData Group survey. The report gathered...

Health Data Security Use-Cases for Securing Data Centers

We stay on the topic of health data security because as a critical piece of technology, this will always be a challenge for any healthcare organization housing sensitive data. Healthcare is also bound by regulation, compliance, and evolving considerations...

Phishing Attacks Top Data Security Motivator, Says HIMSS

Nearly three-quarters of healthcare organizations list phishing attacks as a motivator for improving their data security environment, according to a recent survey by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). That was...

Healthcare Application Security Lagging, Says Study

The state of healthcare application security is seriously lacking when compared to other industries, according to a recent report, and is ranked near the bottom when it comes to remediating known application vulnerabilities. Veracode’s...

Balancing the Two Sides of the Health Data Security Coin

Maintaining strong health data security that also aligns with HIPAA guidelines and state regulations can be difficult. This delicate balance is also hampered with patients wanting reassurance that their personal data is secure, but also wanting...

Budget is Largest Health Data Security Obstacle, Says Survey

Health data security faces numerous obstacles, but a lack of a budget was listed as the top issue for organizations, according to a recent peer60 report. Hospital CIOs, IT Directors, IT Managers, Security Managers or Directors, and VPs or Executives...

Will Interoperability Increase EHR Security Risks?

The push for interoperability will increase EHR security risks, according to a nationwide patient advocacy group. The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom states that new EHR interoperability requirements will potentially make it easier...

ONC Workgroup Discusses Health Big Data Security

The potential for health data to be used in a way that harms individuals or groups and a lack comprehensive, Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPS)-based protections for health data are two of the health big data security concerns brought...

Why Medical Device Security Cannot be Overlooked

While connected medical devices can help healthcare organizations provide better care, their increases presence can also make healthcare networks more vulnerable to attack, according to a recent TrapX Labs report. Medical device security is essential...

AHA Supports Secure Messaging Modifications in MU Program

The American Hospital Association (AHA) explained in a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that it supports several proposals in the EHR Meaningful Use program, including making secure messaging modifications. Overall,...

Majority of Patients Willing to Share Health Data, Says ONC

Despite potential health data privacy and security concerns, the majority of patients are willing to share their health data, according to a survey conducted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). The ONC explained in...

AMA Wants Better Health Data Privacy Before Stage 3 MU

Ensuring that there is better health data privacy and security in the Stage 2 Meaningful Use process needs to happen before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rolls out Stage 3 Meaningful Use, according to the American Medical...

How to Keep a Secure Healthcare Environment in the Future

I recently attended this year’s Cisco Partner Summit which was held in Montreal. The event featured exciting conversations, new trends, and a clearly growing technology field. There were some big messages at this year’s conference...

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