Health Data Security

Health Data Security

A former patient filed a lawsuit against Aventura Hospital and Medical Center following the facility’s third healthcare data breach in two years. According to a more »

Wyoming recently passed legislation calling for greater security breach notification and included health information in its definition of “personal information.” Wyoming now joins a seemingly 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 »

The Anthem data breach should be a reminder for healthcare organizations of all sizes how important it is to have comprehensive and current safeguards in 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 »

Keeping patients’ protected health information (PHI) secure is a major part of adhering to privacy regulations, while also maintaining patients’ trust. No healthcare facility wants more »

Protecting patients’ protected health information (PHI) is an essential aspect of any healthcare facility’s security plan. Having PHI potentially compromised is not something that any more »

An organization should always have the state of its healthcare data security as a top priority. Especially as technology evolves and more facilities connect to more »

As more organizations, including those in the healthcare sector, implement connected devices into daily workflow, it is essential that they have the necessary privacy and more »

No one wants to be on the receiving end of a data breach. Regardless of the environment or organization, a security breach can spill over more »

Regardless of a facility’s size, it must ensure that its healthcare security measures are on par with the types of technology it uses on a more »

With potential healthcare data breaches impacting well-known companies such as Sony Pictures, the importance of data security and safeguards has taken the spotlight. Healthcare facilities more »

Dominated by what seemed like an almost endless parade of data breaches, 2014 was a rough year for healthcare data security. Despite attacks against retail, more »

Sharing clinical trial data is an important aspect for healthcare, but the key is to ensure that facilities are securely sharing data, according to a more »

There are definite benefits to health data sharing, such as furthering certain types of medical research or even finding new ways to reduce healthcare costs. more »

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently proposed a new data security law that would ensure that compromised healthcare information would also be cause for more »

As cyber attacks and malware invasions continue to strike healthcare facilities, the security of healthcare IT data is a top priority for the healthcare sector. more »

Health data sharing could have numerous benefits for consumers and the healthcare industry. Access to more information could help with various types of research, and more »

An FDA program that aims to improve medical device security was moved from a pilot program to a full-time system. The Food and Drug Administration more »

Healthcare privacy and security issues are barriers for mobile apps as technology evolves. Accessibility, interoperability, healthcare privacy, security, and legal concerns are top concerns for more »

Employee claims that personal health information documents involved in healthcare security breach were often kept in an unsecured room. A Dorn VA Medical Center employee more »

The healthcare industry was riddled with data breaches, HIPAA violations, and concerns over patient privacy rights in 2014. Will 2015 be any different, or can more »

Patient privacy was potentially compromised in Nevada and Minnesota, following two separate instances. The implementation of HIPAA administrative safeguards are essential when it comes to more »

Two organizations are collaborating to improve medical device cybersecurity. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) more »

A recent survey found that mobile healthcare security needs to be a top priority for providers. Whether it’s providers using laptops or patients using healthcare more »

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