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Email Top Health Data Security Risk, Survey Finds

July 2, 2015 - 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 information from 272 healthcare professionals in the US. EHRs, mobile communication devices, and patient portals were the next areas of concern, according...


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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...

Health Data Security Risks Hinder Stage 3 MU, Says AHA

Certain health data security risks are part of the reason that the American Hospital Association (AHA) said that it is not yet ready for Stage 3 Meaningful Use to be implemented. While overall it agrees with the proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use...

CHIME Urges Health Data Privacy in ONC Certification Comments

Health data sharing is an important aspect of health reform, but it needs to be done with privacy and security issues in mind. That point was further underlined by The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) when it submitted...

Important Lessons for Health Data Privacy, Security in 2015

Health data privacy and security issues are not going to disappear anytime soon, and will likely continue to evolve along with technology. Covered entities need to keep their privacy and security measures current, especially as they integrate...

Health Data Privacy Top Concern on ONC Roadmap Comments

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT recently published public comments on its draft for nationwide interoperability, and health data privacy and security issues were a top issue for several organizations. Connecting Health...

Breaking Down the Evolution of Healthcare Phishing Scams

Healthcare phishing scams can lead to numerous issues for organizations, and can have long-lasting effects. Employees need to be trained properly on how to detect phishing scams, but healthcare organizations must also have the necessary technology...

Can Healthcare Employees Properly Identify Phishing Emails?

Identifying phishing emails is essential for healthcare employees at all levels. All it takes is one malicious email to slip through and be mistaken for a genuine one for an organization to become potentially vulnerable to cyber threats. We’ve...

AHA Supports Health Data Sharing Bill, Urges Data Security

The American Hospital Association (AHA) said in a recent letter to US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton that it supports the recently proposed health data sharing bill, 21st Century Cures. Not only would the bill eliminate...