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Google Cloud Partners with Imprivata on Single Sign-On Access

February 15, 2019 - Imprivata, a health IT security firm, is partnering with Google Cloud to enable single sign-on capabilities on Chrome devices in the healthcare sector, the companies announced this week at HIMSS19. The collaboration will leverage Imprivata OneSign, a single sign-on and virtual desktop access healthcare platform, to eliminate the need for providers to repeatedly type in their usernames...


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What’s at Stake with Healthcare IoT and Cloud? Unnecessary Risk

by Jessica Davis

The healthcare sector continues to adopt IoT technologies and move into the cloud at a rapid pace. But while these technologies support a value-based care model and can improve patient care, the tools can pose serious risks that...

Speeding Pharma’s Time to Market with Managed Cloud Services

by ClearDATA

Bringing a new drug to market is an expensive undertaking. Over the past few years, the cost has inched closer to $3 billion, according to Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. That’s for drugs that successfully pass...

30 Percent of Online Health Databases Expose Patient Data

by Jessica Davis

About 30 percent of online healthcare databases are left exposed online due to misconfiguration, according to a recent report from IntSights. The researchers scoured the internet to determine how easy it would be for a hacker to access...

Cloud Security, HIPAA Compliance Deter Hospitals from Cloud

by Fred Donovan

Cloud security, HIPAA compliance, and privacy are the three primary concerns for hospital CIOs who have considered using cloud-based applications, according to a survey of 175 healthcare IT professionals by cloud-based digital health...

Ransomware Attack Worries Healthcare IT Pros the Most

by Fred Donovan

A ransomware attack is the type of cyberattack that most worries healthcare IT professionals, according to a survey of 102 HIMSS18 attendees by security firm Imperva. Almost 10 percent of those surveyed had paid a ransom or extortion fee,...

Approaching the Top 5 Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns

by Bill Kleyman

In working with a variety of healthcare organizations, there’s still some hesitation when it comes to moving into a cloud ecosystem, with several healthcare cloud security concerns coming to light. Before we go too much further,...

How Does HIPAA Compliance Apply in the Healthcare Cloud?

by Bill Kleyman

Only a handful of years ago, security and healthcare professionals deemed hosting healthcare data in the cloud to be untenable. However, the evolution of the healthcare industry as well as cloud solutions has really changed the perspective...

45% of Orgs Claim Employees Biggest Cloud Security Risk

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare cloud security is increasingly critical for organizations as they continue to implement more options for data storage and backup. Employees must also be properly trained on the latest cybersecurity trends to properly mitigate...

How Compliance, Data Security Needs Shift with Big Data Push

by Elizabeth Snell

Numerous companies are working to evolve their database ecosystems through cloud and big data initiatives, and are subsequently facing an increasing number of compliance and data security needs. Recent research found though that not many...

Improve Healthcare Data Security with a Strong Backup Strategy

by Bill Kleyman

In working with healthcare organizations, there are constantly two topics that are brought up: healthcare data security and resiliency. Of course, there are other conversations around user experience, cloud, and so on. However, a major...

Maintaining Healthcare Data Security with File Sharing Options

by Bill Kleyman

I still find challenges within the healthcare world when it comes to file sharing and data management. Sure, we can remove Dropbox or other types of file sharing mechanisms, but are we making the user experience worse? And, are we really...

Improving Efficiency with Healthcare Data Center Infrastructure

by Bill Kleyman

There have been some big advancements when it comes to data center infrastructure design and architecture. Cloud computing, converged infrastructure, and network advancements have all contributed to greater levels of density and...

4 Benefits and Barriers in Utilizing Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth Snell

The healthcare cloud is becoming a more popular – and sometimes necessary – option for providers. Entities are evolving into the digital healthcare space, and are steering away from paper records. Data protection and business...

Using SD-WAN in Telemedicine Capabilities, Network Security

by Bill Kleyman

There a lot of great conversations going on with a clear focus on technology and new ways to deliver amazing healthcare services and provide strong network security.  During the recent Value-Based Care Summit in Chicago, I got the...

3 Top Tips for Migrating, Upgrading Healthcare Data Security

by Bill Kleyman

It goes without saying that the modern healthcare organization absolutely revolves around its own data security capabilities. How well is PHI data being secured? How well are you pushing out critical updates? How are users accessing your...

Overcoming File Sharing, Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns

by Elizabeth Snell

Potential file sharing and healthcare cloud security risks must be addressed in covered entities’ and business associates’ risk analyses, according to the latest OCR cybersecurity newsletter. These collaboration tools can...

5 Tips for Healthcare Data Security Success in 2018

by Bill Kleyman

We’re more than half-way through 2017 and many healthcare organizations are already looking ahead. And, for good reason. Healthcare data security will remain one of the top concerns for the vast majority of healthcare organizations...

Prioritizing Healthcare Cloud Security in App Transitions

by Bill Kleyman

In working with a vast variety of different types of healthcare organizations, I’m certainly seeing a trend continue to grow. Healthcare is moving to cloud. This means growing from $3.73 billion in 2015 to nearly $9.5 billion by...

49% of Orgs Report File Sharing Data Breach in Past 2 Years

by Elizabeth Snell

With more healthcare organizations looking to cloud computing and file sharing options, PHI privacy and security cannot be overlooked. Failing to account for how these tools interact with sensitive data or work to keep that data secure...

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