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Healthcare Identity, Access Management Center of Imprivata Deal

October 25, 2017 - Imprivata recently acquired the Identity and Access Management Business of Caradigm, according to a press release. The move should help healthcare identity and access management specifically, with a focus on reducing security risks and operational IT cost for hospitals and Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs). “This acquisition will serve as a catalyst in expanding our market reach and...


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Cyberattacks Threaten Thousands of Patient Health Records

by Kate Monica

A part of smaller specialty practices have allegedly suffered cyberattacks at the hands of the same team of hackers.* Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly described the hacking incidents as ransomware attacks. TheDarkOverlord...

3 Critical Steps for Managing Third-Party Access to Your EHR

by Marti Arvin of CynergisTek

Before a hospital grants any kind of network access to users from an outside organization, like a physician’s practice, it must determine to whom access is granted and for how long. It is a complex and essential process. This article will...

Audit Controls Underlined in $5.5M OCR HIPAA Settlement

by Elizabeth Snell

UPDATE: Memorial Healthcare System sent comments to HealthITSecurity.com on February 17.  Florida-based Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) recently agreed to a $5.5 million OCR HIPAA settlement, stemming from incidents that were reported...

Focusing on Audit Controls to Maintain PHI Security

by Elizabeth Snell

Reviewing and securing audit trails, while also ensuring the proper tools to collect, monitor, and review those audit trails are in place are key audit control considerations for covered entities and business associates, according to the Office...

Pharmaceutical Leaders Sentenced for HIPAA Violations, Fraud

by Elizabeth Snell

Three former district managers of a pharmaceutical firm have been sentenced for their connection in committing HIPAA violations and healthcare fraud, according to a release from the District of Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO)....

FDA Drafts Health Data Sharing Guidance for Medical Devices

by Jacqueline Belliveau

According to recent draft guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), medical device manufacturers can look to new health data sharing guidelines to help relieve previous patient privacy concerns. “Although not generally required...

Most 2016 Healthcare Data Breaches From Unauthorized Access

by Elizabeth Snell

Last year is often referred to as the “Year of the Hack” for healthcare, with the majority of healthcare data breaches being caused by third-party cyber attacks. The top three incidents alone combined to potentially affect nearly...

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