• Tag Archives: Health Data Security

    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 »

    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 »

    With the implementation of patient portals and secure messaging options, it is clear that collaborative healthcare is becoming more of a common practice. But how more »

    A subpoena was issued for former US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and his role in overseeing the launch of HealthCare.gov. Former US Chief Technology more »

    Health data security is not a new issue in the healthcare sector, but with health information exchanges (HIEs) springing up all over the country, facilities more »

    Health insurers should be required to encrypt patients’ protected health information, according to a proposed bill in New Jersey. Personal health information (PHI) should be more »

    The proliferation of healthcare cloud computing has allowed so many organizations to extend their environments, utilize more flexible resources, and empower their users. New types more »

    As the healthcare industry quickly becomes more “connected,” the need for strong health IT security has perhaps never been more important. With EHRs and HIEs more »

    The IRS must work harder to keep PHI protected, according to a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. While the Internal Revenue more »

    The US Department of Homeland Security is investigating approximately two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices. Can a hacker actually break through more »

    With new healthcare data breaches being reported on a weekly basis, it might seem that organizations in the industry are struggling with their health data more »

    The OIG revealed that the FDA’s computer network is vulnerable to a potential data breach. A recent audit by the Office of the Inspector General more »

    Healthcare organizations need to remain up-to-date on the guidelines for proper security risk analysis. Conducting a security risk analysis is part of the core objectives more »

    Eileen Erdos, a principal in the EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services’ Life Sciences practice, spoke with HealthITSecurity.com about the importance of EHR security. Without more »

    A recent study found that smaller healthcare facilities could potentially be at a greater risk for data breaches. Regardless of a healthcare provider’s size, it more »

    Meaningful Use secure messaging was one of several issues discussed in a blueprint created by the American Medical Association last week. The Centers for Medicare more »

    In an earlier post, we discussed the steps to performing a Risk Assessment. Once you’ve determined the risks within your healthcare environment, you can enlist more »

    Patient portals are slowly becoming more common in the healthcare industry, along with the option for patients to securely message their physicians through the portal. more »

    Surveys and published healthcare statistics are a double-edged sword. In one sense, they can validate or negate a hypothesis. On the other hand, they are more »

    Cyber security is crucial for many organizations, and the healthcare industry is no different. While the most recent discovery of a security bug in numerous more »

    The South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio has alerted 4,000 veterans that their personal data had been exposed as a result of a more »

    Social security numbers and credit card numbers are often thought of as key pieces of information for thieves to have in terms of identity theft, more »

    Technical glitches and healthcare websites seem to walk hand-in-hand lately, for both state and national organizations. Vermont is the latest to encounter such issues, and more »

    The New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO) announced on Tuesday (Sept. 16) that state Senate Bill 229 is now in effect. The bill expands the more »

    William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center has been hit with yet another lawsuit following a health data breach. On July 14, staff members more »

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