Healthcare Cybersecurity – Familiar and Unfamiliar Risks?

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Andy Nieto, Global Healthcare Solutions Manager for Lenovo Health. As healthcare continues its digital transformation journey, providing care is becoming easier and more efficient for providers.

Security Budgets Level, Attacks Increasing – No Wonder Healthcare Cybersecurity Efforts Are Inadequate

Healthcare IT Today

While their leaders know the potential of a breach remains high, few hospitals are focused on methodically beefing up their cybersecurity as of yet, according to a new survey.

Enhancing Healthcare Cybersecurity Through Legacy System Retirement and Data Archiving

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions. According to an investigation by ProPublica and German radio and TV network Bayerischer Rundfunk, medical data of more than 5MM U.S.

More Evidence That Healthcare Cybersecurity Could Stand To Be Tightened Up Quite A Bit

Healthcare IT Today

Not long ago, I shared the results of a survey concluding that healthcare organizations generally felt pretty confident about the state of their cybersecurity defenses, despite having had WannaCry wipe the floor with them just two years before.

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

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.

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

Moody’s Frets Over Hospital Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

Healthcare IT Today

Readers of this blog know well that hospitals’ cybersecurity measures aren’t exactly impenetrable, as hack after hack attests. This isn’t just a concern for health system execs, though.

McCombs School of Business Launches First-in-the-Nation Healthcare Cybersecurity Leadership Program

Electronic Health Reporter

The program’s aim is to develop leaders who can manage risk in American healthcare systems, protecting […]. The article McCombs School of Business Launches First-in-the-Nation Healthcare Cybersecurity Leadership Program appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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.

Cybercriminals Are Selling Admin Access To Patient Portals

Healthcare IT Today

Another day, another scheme to profit from the high prices commanded by healthcare data. This time, the industry is confronting a new wave of cybercrime in which intruders are selling access to patient portals.

Volume of Healthcare Threats, Especially Trojan Malware, Are Expanding

Healthcare IT Today

A new report by a security vendor says that it has seen a big increase in the volume of threats against healthcare organizations during the first three quarters of this year.

The Legal Pitfalls of Using a PDF Chart Summary or Cold Storage as a Healthcare Data Archiving Strategy

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions. When decommissioning healthcare systems to archive legacy data, there are often significant tradeoffs.

Is The Healthcare Industry Anywhere Near Ditching the Password?

Healthcare IT Today

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Sticky Note Password Security – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

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Q&A: How Boston Medical Center Stays on Top of New Healthcare Regulations

MedTech Boston

The post Q&A: How Boston Medical Center Stays on Top of New Healthcare Regulations appeared first on MedTech Boston. Uncategorized Boston Medical Center cybersecurity health tech healthcare cybersecurity med techThis is part two of a two-part Q&A featuring Arthur Harvey, M.S., chief information officer at Boston Medical Center. Part one can be .

Healthcare Cyberattack Volumes, Sophistication Keep Increasing

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey of healthcare CISOs concluded that the bulk of their organizations saw an increase in cyberattacks over the past year, many of which have grown more cunning over time.

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

Keep Your Eye On 4 Trends Revealed At HIMSS19

Electronic Health Reporter

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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 […].

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

CiscoHealth

Today, I’m Cisco’s national director for healthcare in Canada — but in a former life I was a Registered Nurse. Why security in healthcare is more important than ever — and what might finally move the needle. Register for the Apple and Cisco in Healthcare reception, March 7th @ 4 PM PST. Healthcare cybersecurity healthcare cybersecurity healthit HIMSS18 telehealth telemedicine

MedTech Breakthrough Awards Announced

Electronic Health Reporter

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The Need for a National Health Record

Perficient

In healthcare, which is more important privacy or safety? In the leaps that we have made in cybersecurity in healthcare, can’t we have both? Lacking access to any other information about his healthcare, I was thankful that we had that index card.

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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

CynergisTek’s Survey Data Reveals Cybersecurity Concerns for Healthcare Executives

Electronic Health Reporter

The survey was administered to attendees of the company’s first inaugural CAPP Community Conference: Cybersecurity 2019 this past May, which focused on tackling some of the most pressing issues facing healthcare cybersecurity and privacy, including vendor breaches and risks, new state privacy laws, privacy and security culture, […]. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. CynergisTek, Inc.

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.

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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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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