A radiology technician allegedly inappropriately accessed thousands of patient records for more than eight years, according to a newly filed breach report from Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States. The incident is yet another example of the challenges of dealing with insider threats.
Healthcare organizations need to diligently assess whether a security incident involving patient information truly qualifies as a reportable breach under HIPAA to avoid needlessly reporting it to federal regulators, says regulatory attorney Helen Oscislawski.
The American Medical Association has issued a set of privacy principles for health data that it hopes Congress and regulators will keep in mind as they prepare legislation and regulations. In an interview, AMA Board Chair Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., describes the recommendations.
Australia's digital healthcare records system was subject to an attack within the last year, but no access to records was gained, according to a government official who testified to Parliament this week on cyber resiliency.
Federal regulators are delaying implementation and enforcement of certain provisions of the interoperability and secure information sharing final rules that were issued in March, citing the COVID-19 public health emergency that is overwhelming many healthcare organizations.
What are some of the critical considerations for aligning strong security controls with the workflow needs of clinicians? Omar Khawaja, CISO of Highmark Health, which includes health plans and a healthcare delivery system, discusses key issues.
As healthcare organizations across the U.S. respond to the COVID-19 crisis, the list of security and privacy challenges CISOs face continues to grow. Mitch Parker, CISO of Indiana University Health, provides an update on the changing risk management landscape.
More than two dozen healthcare organizations and technology firms have formed a coalition to help address the COVID-19 crisis by using secure information sharing and data analysis. But observers warn the group must devote enough attention to privacy and security issues.
In 2019, healthcare was once again the most targeted sector of the US economy and that is not expected to change much in 2020 -
begging the question why?
Combining deep industry and cyber expertise, the report distills insights from over a million data points - collected across hundreds of facilities - to deliver...
The healthcare industry has seen increasing regulations, an acceleration of technology, consolidation, and the pressure to increase operational efficiencies and decrease overall costs, while meeting growing patient demands. Addressing these issues, while staying focused on delivering quality patient care, means...
The Department of Health and Human Services Monday released its long-awaited interoperability and information blocking final rules. The aim of the rules is to provide patients with easy, secure access to their electronic health information - from electronic health record systems as well as from payers.
Three U.S. senators are demanding more answers from Catholic healthcare system Ascension and Google over "Project Nightingale," which is part of a controversial data-sharing and cloud migration initiative that has raised concerns about sharing patient information without explicit permission.
Despite ongoing uncertainty about the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference 2020 is still slated to kick off on March 9 in Orlando - and President Trump has been added as a speaker, the organization announced on Monday.