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Utilizing Healthcare Data Security, Cloud for a Stronger Environment

June 6, 2018 - Data can be a really powerful tool, but it can also introduce some new challenges and definitely some healthcare data security headaches. Let me pause here for a second and put into perspective just how much data we’re creating. A recent Cisco report indicated that by 2021, data center storage installed capacity will grow to 2.6 ZB, up from 663 EB in 2016, nearly a four-fold...


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Cloud Security, HIPAA Compliance Deter Hospitals from Cloud

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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...

Approaching the Top 5 Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns

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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,...

Navy, USAF Could Face HIPAA Violation Fines for Lax EHR Security

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The US Navy and US Air Force have poor security practices for their electronic health record (EHR) systems and could face millions of dollars in HIPAA violation fines if action is not taken to correct these problems, warned the Department...

Senate Bill Has Version of Jessie’s Law, Not Aligned with HIPAA Privacy Rule

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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee this week passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 (S 2680) with a broad range of measures to combat the opioid epidemic, including a version of Jessie’s Law that allows...

How Does HIPAA Compliance Apply in the Healthcare Cloud?

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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

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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

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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...

Maintaining Healthcare Data Security with File Sharing Options

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Overcoming File Sharing, Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Survey Finds Cloud Security, IoT Security Potentially Lacking

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While the majority of organizations utilize advanced technology for sensitive data, including cloud, IoT, and big data, those same entities might not be implementing appropriate data security solutions, according to a recent...

How Automation, Orchestration Impact Healthcare IT Security

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The modern healthcare organization is a complex IT engine managing numerous users, lots of new resources, rich applications, and new concepts around healthcare service delivery. Here's the reality – the pace of healthcare...

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