Clearly, adherence to HIPPA, NIST and other regulators in healthcare is paramount, but that does not mean that your organization isn't vulnerable to cybercrime hacking. When the average breach is worth $3.62 million with $380 per patient record compromised (as per Ponemon's 2017 Cost of
a Data Breach Report), the...
Key gaps in how healthcare entities defend against cybercrime hacking have emerged. Even organizations strictly adherent to HIPAA, NIST or other regulators are still unaware of how their practices compare to their industry peers and whether or not they are lagging behind.
Has your organization assessed and mitigated...
The new FHIR standard is designed to help ease the exchange of health data among healthcare organizations across the nation. But there's one problem: The standard lacks a strong security component. That's why federal regulators have launched a competition to devise ways to enhance security for FHIR.
A bipartisan group of five senators has asked a watchdog agency to produce "clear recommendations" for how to make sure the right patients are matched to the right records to help improve the quality of care and crack down on medical and identity fraud. But will that require a national patient identifier?
Through an ongoing series of Healthcare Security Readiness workshops, key gaps in how healthcare organizations defend against cybercrime hacking have emerged. Has your organization assessed and mitigated gaps in security...or are even aware of what they are?
In the following ISMG interview transcript, David...
The Food and Drug Administration has issued final premarket guidance for how medical device manufacturers should address secure data exchange between devices and with other health IT systems. Analysts size up its usefulness.
Our healthcare system is under attack by malicious interlopers who wish to inflict financial and reputational damage for their own gain. Hackers are targeting health information because of its profitability and the ease of obtaining it.
With escalating phishing and malware attacks and the rapidly expanding strains...
The effort to improve the matching of patients to all the right records from multiple sources may get a new boost from Congress. Learn about the latest effort to help ensure clinicians have secure access to all the right records for the right patient - and the implications for CISOs.
In an exclusive in-depth interview, Genevieve Morris of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT discusses the agency's plans for ramping up its efforts to advance the secure exchange of health data to improve care - and seeks feedback.
Although the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is phasing out its chief privacy officer position, a focus on data security and privacy will continue to be interwoven into all the work the office does, including electronic health record interoperability efforts, the head of the office pledges.
The Department of Veteran Affairs' implementation of an electronic health records system from the same vendor used by the Department of Defense likely will improve the security of vets' health data, but the move presents many new challenges, some health data security experts say.
The 21st Century Cures Act presents a number of critical but challenging issues pertaining to the advancement of nationwide secure health information exchange that federal regulators must address, David Kibbe, M.D., president and CEO of DirectTrust, explains in this in-depth interview.
The Trump administration's detailed budget proposal for fiscal 2018 calls for hefty cuts for the two Department of Health and Human Services agencies responsible for health data privacy and security issues, including HIPAA enforcement. What's the potential impact?