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    The VA once again failed its annual cybersecurity audit. For the 16th consecutive year, the Department of Veterans Affairs failed its annual cybersecurity audit. The more »

    A recent IDC healthcare security prediction report shows that half of healthcare organizations will have experienced a breach in the last 12 months by 2015. more »

    HHS has several challenges facing it, including the secure use and exchange of health data, according to an OIG report. The meaningful and secure exchange more »

    A report shows that the VA has not done enough to mitigate potential cybersecurity risks. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has not fully addressed 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 »

    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 »

    HIMSS and CHIME are concerned after various leadership changes within the ONC, but hope to work together with HHS. The Office of the National Coordinator 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 »

    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 »

    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 »

    Knowing who has access to patient data as well as being aware of the viable security threats out there may sound like tall orders given more »

    With potential HIPAA audits looming in the distance, healthcare organizations are both ensuring they have the right technologies in place and are revising and updating more »

    The idea of having a strong security plan in place for a healthcare organization’s eventual data breach is one that has been discussed at length more »

    For healthcare IT security personnel, some projects mirror what other organizations have done, such as implementing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and eliminating concern regarding data more »

    From a security technology perspective, smaller healthcare organizations don’t have to be inhibited by size and, instead, can use a progressive outlook and good implementation more »

    Connie Sadler, Information Security Officer for the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, is beginning to plan out her organization’s security plans for 2014 and more »

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital will be upgrading some of its technology infrastructure over the next year or so and Ross Dworman, Information Security Manager at Northwestern, more »

    Sometimes, you have to provide those who are unsure about the realities of cloud computing with a reality check. Bruce Forman, Chief Information Security Officer more »

    Bruce Forman, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of UMass Memorial Medical Center, has been tasked with securing patient data at the second-largest employer in the more »

    The 2013 “Most Wired” survey by Hospitals & Health Networks shows that healthcare organizations are doing their best to keep patient data secure and private more »

    Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has matured and has finally found its place within IT over the past few years. Is it the ultimate answer to more »

    Between hearing complaints from clinical staff about log-in times and worrying about the myriad patch updates for physical PCs, it’s no wonder healthcare IT directors more »

    Protecting portable devices has quickly risen to the top of healthcare CIOs’ priority lists, but forming a protection plan that’s technologically and fiscally sound for more »

    Berkshire Health Systems, McAfee and DynTek hosted a Webcast yesterday titled “Three Defensive Moves for Data Security and Management in Healthcare.” With these three moves, more »

    A recent Washington Post report on healthcare cyber security indicates that not only do healthcare organizations still appear to unwilling to take more caution when more »

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