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    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 »

    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 »

    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 »

    NIST released a guide on cyber threat information sharing, and is seeking comments through November 28. The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and more »

    Clinical workflows – an established process in a clinician’s daily activity of caring for patients – are increasingly integrating with healthcare information systems, and therefore, more »

    A health insurer is facing a potential data breach due to a computer server reported missing after an office move. Even with strong administrative safeguards more »

    A California medical center has gone to court over accusations that it violated patient privacy by releasing a patient’s private medical information. Patient privacy rights more »

    Central Dermatology Center is facing a possible health data breach after finding malware was uploaded into one of its computer servers. A North Carolina dermatology more »

    A recent Dell survey shows that security issues could be creating barriers to the adoption of big data, mobility, and cloud technology. It should come more »

    Beyond simply protecting the privacy of individuals, there is also a compelling business case for de-identification.  In this white paper, we present this case by more »

    We live in a world today where our personal information is continuously being captured in a multitude of electronic databases. Details about our health, financial more »

    The US healthcare industry has embraced its digital future — and that future is dependent on the Internet. The passage and implementation of recent legislation more »

    More healthcare organizations across the nation are working toward interoperability, while also ensuring that they abide by federal regulations in terms of HIEs, EHRs, and more »

    When increasing complexity limits or slows the decision making process, it’s almost always helpful to “Focus on the fundamentals” as a means of addressing the more »

    A Virginia medical facility notified patients of a data breach after an individual took documents containing PHI. Montgomery Obstetrics & Gynecology (Montgomery OB-GYN) notified patients more »

    Strong healthcare security initiatives are something that payers, providers and even patients are working to instill across the nation. Evolving technology can be a blessing more »

    October was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, christened by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). According to the DHS website, this event was designed to “engage more »

    Health data breach risks can appear in numerous ways, including through relationships with contractors and from lackluster BYOD policies. Healthcare providers need to remain diligent more »

    Robin Williams, the late actor and comedian, is widely quoted as saying, “If you can remember the ‘60s, then you weren’t there.” Similar sentiment may more »

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