A ransomware attack that reportedly was directed at a German university but shut down emergency services at an affiliated hospital likely contributed to the death of a patient who needed urgent treatment but instead had to be transported to another hospital, delaying care, according to a news report.
Federal authorities and medical device maker Philips have issued security alerts about security vulnerabilities in some of the company's patient monitoring software. Until patches are available, the company is recommending risk mitigation steps.
The eHealth Initiative and the Center for Democracy and Technology are seeking feedback on their draft privacy framework that addresses gaps in legal protections for consumer health data falling outside of HIPAA's regulatory umbrella, says eHI CEO Jennifer Covich Bordenick.
Federal regulators are reminding healthcare organizations about the importance of accurate IT asset inventory management to help reduce breach risk. Regulators have also beefed up a HIPAA guidance portal for mobile app developers.
Federal prosecutors say an electronic health records vendor has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a whistleblower case about the software maker allegedly falsifying testing results in 2015 to obtain certification for participation in the HITECH Act meaningful use incentive program.
The need for enhanced business agility and secure remote access to support digital transformation has led to the adoption of the security access service edge, or SASE, model, says Rajpreet Kaur, senior principal analyst at Gartner.
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations can help prevent Medicare fraud by "having robust processes in place for employees to report fraud," says fraud mitigation expert Louis Rossignuolo, managing director of investigations at Altomonte Advisory Group.
Patient identifiers embedded in medical images used for online presentations are at risk of inadvertent discovery by advanced web-crawling technologies in search engines, three radiology associations warn.
In the past few months the healthcare sector has undergone an unprecedented digital transformation. In fact, many organizations found themselves having to do this quick shift over a weekend.
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Federal regulators have issued another round of security alerts about vulnerabilities in medical device products from several manufacturers, including an update on those affected by so-called "Ripple-20" flaws earlier identified in the Treck TCP/IP stack.
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