Technical Safeguards

Technical Safeguards

Healthcare malware attacks are evolving, which is why it is essential for facilities to keep current security measures. As the healthcare industry continues to adopt more »

Cybersecurity is one of the top 10 health technology hazards for 2015, according to a recent ECRI Institute report. Cybersecurity should be a top priority more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Healthcare Data Encryption is a crucial tool for providers as they implement BYOD policies and work to strengthen their EHR systems. Healthcare data encryption is more »

It’s critical to review the requirements of HIPAA technical safeguards to ensure that your healthcare organization is compliant and able to keep PHI safe. While 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 »

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 »

Touchstone Medical Imaging, LLC has sent out notices to some patients treated prior to August of 2012 that it learned on May 9, 2014 that more »

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles announced an unencrypted laptop theft that compromised at least more than 500 patients’ data in August, but actual more »

More details surrounding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hurried HealthCare.gov launch last fall are emerging. The most recent, Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) more »

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made strides in addressing HealthCare.gov privacy and security more »

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center recently announced its third data breach in two years, according to local10.com. The most recent breach exposed 82,601 patients’ data more »

A Temple University physicians’ office recently notified 3,780 patients that their data was exposed after a laptop was stolen from its surgery department in July. more »

Central Utah Clinic published a data breach notification letter to alert 31,677 patients that their information had been compromised on August 7, according to a more »

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team and FBI are now investigating the recent hack into the HealthCare.Gov test server. For a more »

Perhaps the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had good reason for withholding HealthCare.Gov security control information from the Associated Press. According to a Wall more »

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made news recently when it denied an Associated Press (AP) request for information about HealthCare.Gov security. Though it more »

Duke University Health System recently announced that it experienced a patient data breach on July 1 when an unauthorized person stole an unencrypted thumb drive more »

The umbrella vendor statement “we encrypt all of our data” isn’t enough to satisfy HIPAA regulations, nor is it sufficient for a healthcare organization to more »

Data encryption in healthcare isn’t necessarily a cure-all, as top-flight hackers can crack encryption keys with relative ease. But there is obvious value in ensuring more »

Despite having an organization-wide device encryption policy in place, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles announced an unencrypted laptop theft that may have compromised more more »

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) refused an Associated Press (AP) request for information regarding HealthCare.Gov security under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI). more »

Self Regional Healthcare of Greenwood, S.C. is alerting patients of a data breach that occurred over Memorial Day weekend when two men stole an unencrypted laptop more »

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