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.
A number of media reports have recently suggested there's a "link" between WannaCry and the Lazarus hacking group, implying that North Korea authorized the ransomware campaign. But based on the evidence available so far, it's much too early to attribute the attacks to anyone.
A New York City hospital has paid a hefty HIPAA settlement to federal regulators for privacy breaches that impacted just two patients but involved the impermissible disclosure of sensitive medical information, including HIV status.
The cybersecurity epitaph of the fired FBI director could read: "He showed courage to take on Apple." Comey publicly battled Apple CEO Tim Cook over unlocking the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, becoming the face of the proponents who seek ways to bypass encryption on mobile devices.
Federal regulators have slapped Memorial Hermann Health System with a $2.4 million HIPAA settlement stemming from the disclosure of one patient's information to the news media without the individual's consent. Why was the penalty so high?
Reporting software vulnerabilities can be legally dicey, particularly if the affected company has not previously had contact with computer security researchers. A Sydney consultant recently experienced both ends of the spectrum while investigating building management software.
MDLive has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that alleges the telehealth application vendor violated users' privacy by "secretly monitoring, collecting, and transmitting their usage of the app, and sharing it with a third-party vendor."
As President Trump approaches day 100 of his presidency April 29, it's time to assess the impact of his administration so far on health data privacy, security and related health IT issues. Do we have any more clarity now than we did when he took office in January?
Federal regulators, in their latest HIPAA settlement, are again reminding healthcare entities about the importance of having business associate agreements with vendors that handle patients' protected health information.
A class action lawsuit against telehealth software vendor MDLive shines a spotlight on regulatory gaps and other murky privacy and security issues related to the growing use of consumer health applications.
The latest chapter in the nonstop WikiLeaks saga: As U.S. government officials continue to ramp up their anti-WikiLeaks rhetoric, President Donald Trump has reportedly directed federal prosecutors to examine ways in which members of WikiLeaks could be prosecuted.
Cybersecurity startup Tanium failed to anonymize network data for a California hospital that appeared in live product demonstrations and online videos. It's the second crisis in a week for Tanium, whose CEO has been accused of unsavory behavior and the questionable sacking of senior executives.
Right now in Britain three things remain certain: Death, taxes and having to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. But legislators have promised U.K. organizations will have a say in how some GDPR provisions get enacted.