For healthcare data security, blockchain can be a valuable piece of the puzzle

Mobi Health News

Blockchain can protect data integrity and streamline patient consent, but it should be used in conjunction with other technologies and procedures

How to Ensure Healthcare Data Security

HealthStream

Health IT Security just released the following five ways that healthcare organizations can safeguard protected health information (PHI) by instituting up-to-date cybersecurity measures

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Talking Healthcare Data Security on HIMSS.tv

Health Blawg

I spoke with quite a number of healthcare innovators and some of those conversations will be coming your way as internet radio broadcasts and podcasts via HealthcareNOW Radio , on Harlow On Healthcare. Here’s a ten-minute video for your listening and viewing pleasure, courtesy of HIMSS.tv (which debuted at HIMSS 2018)wherein I discuss the pros and cons of a strict approach to health data security with Dr. Nick van Terheyden (aka @drnic1 ). ?.

Talking Healthcare Data Security on HIMSS.tv

Health Blawg

I spoke with quite a number of healthcare innovators and some of those conversations will be coming your way as internet radio broadcasts and podcasts via HealthcareNOW Radio , on Harlow On Healthcare. Here’s a ten-minute video for your listening and viewing pleasure, courtesy of HIMSS.tv (which debuted at HIMSS 2018)wherein I discuss the pros and cons of a strict approach to health data security with Dr. Nick van Terheyden (aka @drnic1 ). ?.

Talking Healthcare Data Security on HIMSS.tv

Health Blawg

I spoke with quite a number of healthcare innovators and some of those conversations will be coming your way as internet radio broadcasts and podcasts via HealthcareNOW Radio , on Harlow On Healthcare. Here’s a ten-minute video for your listening and viewing pleasure, courtesy of HIMSS.tv (which debuted at HIMSS 2018)wherein I discuss the pros and cons of a strict approach to health data security with Dr. Nick van Terheyden (aka @drnic1 ). ?.

Talking Healthcare Data Security on HIMSS.tv

Health Blawg

I spoke with quite a number of healthcare innovators and some of those conversations will be coming your way as internet radio broadcasts and podcasts via HealthcareNOW Radio , on Harlow On Healthcare. Here’s a ten-minute video for your listening and viewing pleasure, courtesy of HIMSS.tv (which debuted at HIMSS 2018)wherein I discuss the pros and cons of a strict approach to health data security with Dr. Nick van Terheyden (aka @drnic1 ). ?.

Now More Than Ever, We Need to Ensure Security of Healthcare Data

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Now More Than Ever, We Need to Ensure Security of Healthcare Data appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial COVID-19 healthcare data healthcare data security Kayla Matthews Productivity BytesThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Kayla Matthews, freelance journalist, Productivity Bytes.

Volume of Healthcare Data Breaches Grows, With External Threats Taking The Lead

Healthcare IT Today

A new report tracking data breaches has found that as with other industries, the bulk of healthcare attacks were perpetrated by external actors. It also concluded that the number of attacks targeting healthcare organizations continues to grow. To compile this year’s Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, which covers 16 different industries, researchers analyzed 3,950 data […].

Hackers Are Hunting Medical Data, Not Money

Electronic Health Reporter

Advancements in medical device technology has allowed for services, initiatives and changes in healthcare delivery to evolve at a break-neck pace. Smartphones are increasingly integrated into patient care planning, providing internet connectivity to share data to healthcare delivery organizations (HDO), doctors and researchers. The article Hackers Are Hunting Medical Data, Not Money appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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. Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System IT LTPAC Security and Privacy Cybersecurity Dark Web Etay Maor Healthcare Cybersecurity Healthcare Data Security Healthcare Portals IntSights Master Key Patient Portals Ransomware Threat Intelligence WannaCry

Why Healthcare is Moving to Cloud: Data Security

Perficient Data & Analytics

The following is the first blog in a series about why healthcare organizations are moving to cloud. Gone are the days of healthcare organizations wondering if they need to utilize the cloud. Business and tech leaders report that increasing cloud usage is one of their top priorities , and adoption rates in healthcare mirror that trend. In early 2019, HIMSS reported that 39% of IT workloads were deployed in the cloud in healthcare organizations.

Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?

The Digital Health Corner

A good definition of blockchain is: “A blockchain , [1] [2] [3] originally block chain , [4] [5] is a continuously growing list of records , called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. [1] 1] [6] Each block typically contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, [6] a timestamp and transaction data. [7] 7] By design, a blockchain is inherently resistant to modification of the data.

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten. 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. CMS has a communications problem.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten. 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. CMS has a communications problem.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Takeaways

Health Blawg

These are timely and important reminders, relevant to everyone in the regulated community of covered entities and business associates, particularly in light of OCR’s recent settlement agreement with Anthem in connection with its major breach of a couple years ago (see more on my thoughts about the Anthem breach here), as well as OCR’s release of a new and improved security risk assessment tool.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Takeaways

Health Blawg

These are timely and important reminders, relevant to everyone in the regulated community of covered entities and business associates, particularly in light of OCR’s recent settlement agreement with Anthem in connection with its major breach of a couple years ago (see more on my thoughts about the Anthem breach here), as well as OCR’s release of a new and improved security risk assessment tool.

5 Ways Health Systems Can Improve Their Cybersecurity in 2018

Redox

Last year was a discouraging one for healthcare data security, and this year seems to be off to a rocky start as well. With attacks becoming more commonplace and damaging—and with medical information more valuable than ever—healthcare organizations are beginning to put a greater and much-needed focus on protecting patient data. . A forensic security firm later found that the practice systems had been accessed on the separate occasions.

A tale of two tech titans hoping to help healthcare

Health Blawg

We are awash in data. But we can’t access data when and where we need it. Its initial offering is limited to a handful of health care systems, and the data collected and placed in the palms of our hands is PHR data, not full EHR data, as some outlets had reported, but the rollout has certainly engaged the commentariat in a deep dive into the pros and cons of Apple’s latest move in the healthcare sphere. We are awash in data.

A tale of two tech titans hoping to help healthcare

Health Blawg

We are awash in data. But we can’t access data when and where we need it. Its initial offering is limited to a handful of health care systems, and the data collected and placed in the palms of our hands is PHR data, not full EHR data, as some outlets had reported, but the rollout has certainly engaged the commentariat in a deep dive into the pros and cons of Apple’s latest move in the healthcare sphere. We are awash in data.

CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients

CMS.gov

Americans enjoy the benefits of the best healthcare providers and innovators in the world. Healthcare costs continue to grow faster than the U.S. GDP, making it more difficult with each passing year for CMS to ensure healthcare to not only its beneficiaries of today, but generations of beneficiaries in the future. If the patient truly is what our healthcare system seeks to serve, then the patient must be the focal point of all policies and private industry decision-making.