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Health IT Security, FHIR Focus of ONC Secure API Server Challenge

October 10, 2017 - ONC is challenging healthcare stakeholders to build secure Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) servers to improve health IT security and ensure that secure FHIR options are available in the future. The Secure API Server Showdown Challenge will ideally “identify unknown security vulnerabilities in the way open source FHIR servers are implemented,” ONC Office of...


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CO Hospital Email Breach Possibly Exposes PHI of 3.4K Families

by Kate Monica

Children’s Hospital Colorado recently informed patients of a potential security breach possibly affecting the PHI of nearly 3,400 patient families. On July 11, 2017, Children’s Colorado discovered an employee’s email account...

FTC Blogs Review Data Security, Data Breach Prevention Basics

by Elizabeth Snell

The FTC has started a blog series to help organizations better understand the agency’s approach to data security, and to ensure that entities in numerous sectors can create strong data prevention measures. Starting with the FTC’s...

Tewksbury Hospital PHI Data Breach Threatens 1K Patients

by Kate Monica

Massachusetts-based Tewksbury Hospital recently discovered evidence of an incident of unauthorized EHR access potentially creating a PHI data breach. In April of 2017, a former Tewksbury Hospital patient stated an unauthorized individual may...

Stolen, Unencrypted Drive Causes Data Security Concern for 15K

by Kate Monica

Western Health Screening (WHS) recently issued a letter notifying individuals of a possible data security breach in which a WHS-owned vehicle containing an unencrypted jump drive was stolen. The jump drive contained the personal information of...

NIST Aims to Help Small Business Cybersecurity Measures Improve

by Elizabeth Snell

While some small businesses may assume that they are not primary targets for cyber criminals, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wants to ensure that those organizations are able to implement the necessary cybersecurity...

NY Can Still Improve Health Exchange Data Security Measures

by Elizabeth Snell

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined in a recent investigation that New York did  implement health insurance exchange data security measures in its web site and database, but improvements must still be made to ensure that PII...

Possible Microsoft Data Security Flaw Revealed in ‘Golden Key’

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations relying on Microsoft operating systems may want to take note of a recent potential data security issue, and make any necessary patches to ensure that patient information remains secure. Researchers MY123 and Slipstream...

Should a Health Information Exchange Be Opt-In or Opt-Out?

by Sara Heath

A vital part of boosting health data interoperability, health information exchange (HIE) has become a significant part of the health IT conversation. As patient care – and federal incentive programs – continue to demand care coordination...

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