Healthcare Information Security

Cloud Security

How will Box HIPAA compliance factor into healthcare BYOD?

by Patrick Ouellette

One of the biggest questions surrounding BYOD has been whether healthcare data could be transmitted and stored in a secure manner while employees use their own personal devices. Large mobile cloud applications such as DropBox are the ideal...

Implementing user-focused healthcare security technologies

by Bill Kleyman

The healthcare world is becoming ever more reliant on IT and data center infrastructures. With any new type of technological advancement, the security conversation is always nearby. The reality is simple – the greater the reliance on...

Healthcare digital certificate security best practices

by Patrick Ouellette

Digital certificate management can sometimes fall under the radar when discussing healthcare data security because of other security concerns. But make no mistake, internal security threats are a serious concern that bears watching and...

Survey reveals healthcare data security priorities, concerns

by Patrick Ouellette

The second annual Healthcare Information Security Today survey revealed six emerging healthcare security trends. It hit on all of the key healthcare security pain points for professionals and showed how organizations are dealing with new...

Healthcare security considerations during cloud implementation

by Patrick Ouellette

Many healthcare organizations are truly starting to embrace using cloud computing to store their electronic health records (EHRs) and now have a better understanding of the controls needed to properly manage patient data. But with the new...

HIMSS13 healthcare security vendor trends: Cloud and BYOD

by Patrick Ouellette

Two important health IT security trends at HIMSS13 were mobile security and cloud security because of new technology and government rules and regulations such as HIPAA. Both rank fairly high on healthcare organizations’ priority lists...

Facing the healthcare cloud security challenge head-on

by Bill Kleyman

There will be benefits and challenges with any technological innovation. This holds especially true for anything related cloud computing. We now have a multitude of different cloud model types where healthcare organizations can best use...

HIMSS13 Day One security takeaways

by Patrick Ouellette

NEW ORLEANS — Day one at HIMSS13 was certainly a busy one and HealthITSecurity.com met with a variety of attendees to lead about new security technologies and endeavors in 2013. TigerText opened the TigerText platform today to...

Healthcare identity federation simplifies authentication

by Bill Kleyman

The ability to extend an environment into the cloud has become a hot conversation topic among many healthcare IT professionals. Cloud-based applications, portals and information points are all good reasons to somehow connect the user...

What will Texas Office 365 deal mean for healthcare security?

by Patrick Ouellette

The Texas Department of Information Resources has officially bought into Microsoft Office 365 and with it the idea that it can maintain HIPAA compliance and avoid down time. Microsoft has entered into a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement...

Creating strong healthcare cloud encryption keys

by Patrick Ouellette

When encrypting healthcare cloud data, security officers need to reach a certain level of confidence with encryption keys and managing those keys. Since the data is no longer being housed on premise, there’s a strong reliance on managing...

New technologies make healthcare security pros more efficient

by Bill Kleyman

One of the underlying sayings in IT is “do more with less.” This certainly holds true for the healthcare industry. Over the past few years, administrators have been tasked with creating a more robust and efficient environment...

Does the cloud provide an easier route to HIPAA compliance?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Within the healthcare community, the cloud has been perceived as a double-edged sword. On one side, the cloud represents a cost-effective solution to the problem of affording the capacity to store and analyze massive amounts of data; on...

Healthcare cloud authentication: Identity federation challenges

by Patrick Ouellette

Each type of cloud computing delivery model – Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) – presents different types of challenges for healthcare organizations trying to...

Next-generation healthcare security: Cloud, BYOD and applications

by Bill Kleyman

The current healthcare security landscape has come far beyond the traditional firewall and security policies. Now, healthcare organizations are faced with new challenges in how to best secure their environment and still provide a good user...

Which health data security tips are most valuable for 2013?

by Patrick Ouellette

The end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 marked the time for 2013 healthcare security lists to be created and spread around the Web. Health IT Security vendor ID Experts recently offered its own version, 11 Data Security Tips for Healthcare...

Establishing a secure healthcare private cloud DR strategy

by Bill Kleyman

Business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) for a healthcare organization is a top priority. IT managers have always sought to be creative in how they create their DR plans. Now, there’s even more flexibility in maintaining a high...

HIMSS healthcare cloud security concerns: A review

by Patrick Ouellette

It nearly goes without saying that how many healthcare CIOs, CISOs and IT managers approach healthcare cloud security in 2013 should be different than 2012. Though most healthcare data breaches have involved physical device theft, the fact...

Healthcare cloud security: CISO perspective

by Patrick Ouellette

Many elements are at play when healthcare organizations decide whether they want start putting data into the cloud, whether it’s Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS). There’s...

Healthcare cloud computing security needs for 2013

by Patrick Ouellette

Forbes.com recently pulled together seven 2013 cloud computing predictions from various IT analysts and there were a couple of items that may prove to be extremely relevant to healthcare. Cloud computing in a healthcare setting is an...

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