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How a Mich. Hospital Stays Proactive in Health Data Security

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Health data security is clearly a top priority for providers of all sizes, especially as more organizations are trying to find the best ways to remain innovative while not compromising patient data security. Ensuring that a proactive approach...

Healthcare Cybersecurity, Connected Devices Top HIMSS16 News

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With the push for nationwide interoperability, it should come as no surprise that more healthcare organizations are looking for the best options when it comes to connected devices. However, healthcare cybersecurity cannot be overlooked, and vendors...

Are Secure Patient Portals a Necessary Step for Providers?

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LAS VEGAS - Secure patient portals could be a critical step forward for healthcare providers when it comes to their data security plans if a recent HIMSS survey is any indication about the future of connected health. The 2016 HIMSS Connected...

How EHNAC Hopes to ‘Raise the Bar’ in Health Data Security

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LAS VEGAS –The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) has been accrediting electronic healthcare networks since 1995, and is no stranger to understanding the importance of health data security. With the increase...

ONC HIT Report to Congress Discusses Data Privacy, Security

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LAS VEGAS - Health data privacy and security are just one of several potential barriers when it comes to modernizing and integrating the health IT infrastructure, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). The ONC...

Cybersecurity, Medical Device Security Key HIMSS16 Issues

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The annual HIMSS conference is next week, and it will of course tackle the healthcare industry’s hottest topics. With 2015 filled with large-scale healthcare data breaches, and the need for strong cybersecurity measures increasing more...

Secure HIE Highlighted in DirectTrust, FHA Federal Bundle

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Secure HIE is a key aspect of the recently announced Governmental Trust Anchor Bundle between DirectTrust and the Federal Health Architecture (FHA). Along with higher levels of security and identity controls, the Governmental Trust Anchor Bundle...

OCR Crosswalk Connects HIPAA Security Rule, NIST Framework

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The HIPAA Security Rule and NIST Cybersecurity Framework have certain areas of overlap, but healthcare organizations might need extra assistance in understanding how the two can work together in helping to create a comprehensive security program....

How to Successfully Integrate Secure Texting, Messaging

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Healthcare secure texting and secure messaging options are quickly increasing in popularity for covered entities. Providers are not only looking for secure, convenient ways to communicate internally, but externally as well. More patients have...

Why Medical Device Security is a Key 2016 Healthcare Issue

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Medical device security has quickly evolved into a top area of concern for covered entities. With more healthcare organizations connecting to HIEs, implementing BYOD strategies, and simply adopting more connected devices than before, it is critical...

CHIME, AEHIS Want Better Risk Management in NIST Framework

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Improved risk management, a more balanced compliance approach, and more education around cybersecurity were some of the recommendations given to the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) by the College of Healthcare Information...

How to Best Migrate and Secure Healthcare Applications

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So, you’re in the healthcare world and are dealing with a challenging (sometimes legacy) application. Who isn’t? The reality here is that a great majority of IT environments have some kind of application challenge. Sometimes it could...

ONC Reviews HIE Security, Interoperability under HIPAA

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In their second blog post in a series about HIE security, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) chief privacy officer Lucia Savage, JD, and privacy analyst Aja Brooks, JD, explained the circumstances under the HIPAA...

HIMSS: NIST Cybersecurity Framework Positive, Can Improve

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While the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework can be greatly beneficial for the healthcare industry, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) explained that the Framework...

Understanding Health Data Security and Print Infrastructure

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The last two years have seen several high profile, costly health data security breaches from some major healthcare organizations including Anthem Healthcare, Premera Blue Cross BlueShield, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and UCLA Health System....

HHS Revises Rules for More Patient Privacy in Drug Abuse Care

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be changing its regulations for health information exchange (HIE) security and patient privacy for individuals receiving treatment for substance abuse disorders. In a recent press release,...

What Does 2016 Hold for Healthcare Data Security, Storage?

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Welcome to 2016! I’m sure all of you got some cool new gadgets or toys in your stockings. Maybe it was a new iPhone. Or, maybe you got a new Pebble Watch. Or - you just bought a new google-ready 70-inch LED TV. One thing pretty much...

Why Collaboration is Key for FDA Medical Device Cybersecurity

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Medical device cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important issue for both healthcare providers and device manufacturers. Moreover, the FDA recently released draft guidance on how medical device manufacturers must monitor, identify and...

Brown Offers ‘Hands-On’ Approach to Cybersecurity Threats

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As cybersecurity threats continue to increase across all industries, including healthcare, it is essential that organizations take the time to implement comprehensive strategies to combat those threats. Brown University recently announced its...

Are Patients Concerned with Their Healthcare Data Security?

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Despite increasing healthcare data security concerns, consumers appear to trust the healthcare industry with their personal information the most compared to other industries. According to a report from TRUSTe and the National Cybersecurity Alliance,...

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