Morphisec Releases 2019 Consumer Healthcare Cybersecurity Threat Index

Electronic Health Reporter

Morphisec released findings from the 2019 Morphisec Consumer Healthcare: Cybersecurity Threat Index. population, to get their perspective and understanding of the threatscape surrounding the healthcare industry, and how attackers are targeting their personal health information.

The future of healthcare cybersecurity: Is it in the cloud?

Mobi Health News

Sentara Health VP and CISO Dan Bowden explains how the hospital is preparing for consumerism and value-based care by building apps and tools in the cloud

A Prescription for Better Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategies In 2019

Electronic Health Reporter

I hope healthcare organizations delivered lots of TUMS and Advil to their beleaguered cybersecurity teams as a holiday bonus in 2018 – and maybe even a masseuse! Editorial access management blockchain Brian Wells cybersecurity data breaches Merlin International

It's time for a healthcare cybersecurity reality check

Mobi Health News

Toby Gouker, CISO at First Health Advisory Solutions, says the bad guys have decided to pick on the healthcare community, which means there is little time for the industry to shore up its defenses

Top Three 2019 Healthcare Cybersecurity Trends

Healthcare Guys

In recent months, the healthcare industry has been the number one target of cyberattacks, exposing tens of millions of customers’ identities around the world, costing more than $1 billion USD in losses. Executives from the National Association of County and City Health Officials say that healthcare breaches can cost up to $400 a patient, and yet, only 33 percent of the industry has taken the preventative measure of protecting themselves properly.

What are you hoping to get out of HIMSS18? A former clinician’s call to action

CiscoHealth

Today, Shanti Gidwani is Cisco’s national director for healthcare in Canada — but in a former life she was a Registered Nurse. Healthcare cybersecurity healthcare cybersecurity healthit HIMSS18 telehealth telemedicineAs we approach the biggest Health IT event.

Helping the Healthcare Industry Avoid Being the Next Ransomware Victim: 5 Tips for Employees

Electronic Health Reporter

For this reason, healthcare companies need to help their employees take precautions against the latest ransomware scams, otherwise their organization may be the next ransomware victim. One of the main reasons healthcare […].

New healthcare cybersecurity council wants to make HITRUST the standard for assessing third-party risks

FierceHealthIT

A new council of healthcare CISOs will push the industry to adopt HITRUST as a standard certification to manage third-party vendor risk

MedTech Breakthrough Awards Announced

Electronic Health Reporter

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Health IT Roundup—Cerner impersonator convicted; Lawmakers call for a new VA CIO

FierceHealthIT

A federal jury convicted a Texas man for pretending he worked for Cerner; lawmakers in the House and Senate are miffed at the VA's choice for acting CIO and healthcare cybersecurity experts say providers are still at a disadvantage

Congressional leaders say staff reassignments had ‘undeniable impacts’ on HHS cybersecurity capabilities

FierceHealthIT

Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate HELP Committee said in a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar that "significant confusion" surrounds the Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center due to the departure of two senior staff members

Cybercrime 2018: Most Hospitals’ IT Security Is Still Not Enough

Phoenix Health Systems

Many big healthcare cybersecurity news stories have focused on ransomware, the frightening new weapon that has been used by hackers to stop healthcare computing operations cold in order to extort bitcoin payoffs. Have you noticed?

HHS security policies should focus on incentives, not penalties, health IT leaders say

Healthcare Guys

The federal government needs to provide more resources and incentives to help healthcare organizations better protect their IT systems and data from cyberattacks, according to health IT security leaders.Currently, the Department of Health and Human Services privacy and security standards are too focused on compliance and are unduly punitive to healthcare provider organizations when a breach occurs, they said.

9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry

Enzyme Health

While the field helps bridge the gap between patients and healthcare professionals in a way that was not previously possible, it can have the opposite effect on remote workers. Wherever healthcare meets technology, you’re likely to find the stories covered on mobiHealth News.

Hospital Cybersecurity 2019: Seven Leadership-Level Strategies

Phoenix Health Systems

Dangerous cybersecurity attacks have become a sweeping problem across our healthcare industry, with most hospitals having experienced not one or two, but many threats in the last three years. But the majority of threats now are from cybercriminals and other malicious actors, according to the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey published last month. A storm of healthcare security breach reports has already begun in 2019.

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

CMS’s Survey and Certification Group published a memo sent to all state survey agency directors at the end of December regarding Texting of Patient Information among Healthcare Providers. The CMS summation: CMS recognizes that the use of texting as a means of communication with other members of the healthcare team has become an essential and valuable means of communication among the team members. CMS has a communications problem.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

CMS’s Survey and Certification Group published a memo sent to all state survey agency directors at the end of December regarding Texting of Patient Information among Healthcare Providers. The CMS summation: CMS recognizes that the use of texting as a means of communication with other members of the healthcare team has become an essential and valuable means of communication among the team members. CMS has a communications problem.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

CMS’s Survey and Certification Group published a memo sent to all state survey agency directors at the end of December regarding Texting of Patient Information among Healthcare Providers. The CMS summation: CMS recognizes that the use of texting as a means of communication with other members of the healthcare team has become an essential and valuable means of communication among the team members. CMS has a communications problem.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

CMS’s Survey and Certification Group published a memo sent to all state survey agency directors at the end of December regarding Texting of Patient Information among Healthcare Providers. The CMS summation: CMS recognizes that the use of texting as a means of communication with other members of the healthcare team has become an essential and valuable means of communication among the team members. CMS has a communications problem.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

CMS’s Survey and Certification Group published a memo sent to all state survey agency directors at the end of December regarding Texting of Patient Information among Healthcare Providers. The CMS summation: CMS recognizes that the use of texting as a means of communication with other members of the healthcare team has become an essential and valuable means of communication among the team members. CMS has a communications problem.

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