Healthcare Information Security

HIMSS17

Maintaining Patient Data Privacy, Security in Data Sharing

March 2, 2017 - Being able to efficiently share patient information can help providers in numerous ways, including avoiding readmissions, avoiding medication errors, and even in decreasing duplicate testing. With even more interoperability tools at the ready, covered entities cannot overlook potential dangers to patient data privacy. The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) is a recent technology...


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Securing Endpoint Devices from Healthcare Ransomware Threats

by Elizabeth Snell

More healthcare organizations are implementing mobile devices and opting for BYOD strategies to help strengthen communication capabilities. However, the increase in endpoint devices has also opened entities up to more security issues, such as...

Why Healthcare Cybersecurity is a Risk Management Issue

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations are slowly working to increase their healthcare cybersecurity governance, staffing, and budgetary resources, but there is still room for improvement, according to a recent study. The second annual HIMSS Analytics HIT...

Ransomware, Medical Device Security Top HIMSS17 Topics

by Elizabeth Snell

With HIMSS17 right around the corner, it’s time for healthcare IT professionals to gear up for the annual conference breaking down the industry’s hottest topics. Last year saw a drastic increase in ransomware attacks, so it should...

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