Just how common are information breaches at hospitals? That depends on which survey you believe.
For example, a survey of 220 hospitals released April 20 found that 84 percent of U.S. hospitals have at least one breach incident a year, and 42 percent have at least 10 incidents. Earlier this month, another survey...
When it comes to keeping healthcare information private and secure, hospitals that focus primarily on regulatory compliance are making a huge mistake, says Sharon Finney, corporate data security officer for the 37-hospital Adventist Health System.
The topic has been discussed for years, but now truly is the time for organizations to invest in federated identity management.
So says Tom Smedinghoff, partner at Chicago-based law firm Wildman Harrold. In an exclusive interview, Smedinghoff discusses:
What's new about federated ID management;
With Howard Schmidt's appointment as national cybersecurity coordinator, his role as president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has been filled by Kevin Richards, a risk management advisor with Crowe Horwath.
Although many healthcare organizations are making broader use of encryption, they're typically taking a "wait and see" approach to encrypting their clinical databases, citing serious concerns about an adverse impact on performance.
Two consultants, however, argue that hospitals and clinics can apply encryption on...