Privacy & Security

While electronic health records (EHRs) have improved the safety and quality of patient health information, the shift from paper to digital interfaces has introduced a new set of barriers that may contribute to patient harm.
Apr 16, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Privacy and security concerns are linked to reduced patient access of health records and trust in health information technology (HIT). Findings were published April 11 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Apr 09, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Healthcare cybersecurity insurance claims in 2017 made up 17 percent of total claims—but accounted for 28 percent of costs related to breaches, roughly $65 million of a total $229 million, according to the 2017 Cyber Claims Study by NetDiligence.
Apr 06, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Facebook has been in the news lately, having to explain how millions of users' data have been misused. Now it has announced an end to plans to share user data with several major U.S. hospitals and organizations.
Apr 03, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Social network sites (SNSs) facilitate efficient communication between healthcare professionals but are limited in protecting data, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Mar 30, 2018 | Privacy & Security
The popular diet and fitness application MyFitnessPal, purchased by Under Armour in 2015, has experienced a breach of security were 150 million accounts had their data stolen.
Mar 30, 2018 | Privacy & Security
In a March 8 session at HIMSS 2018 in Las Vegas, Kevin Charest, chief information security officer of the Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), outlined the five pillars of its cybersecurity program.
Mar 29, 2018 | Privacy & Security
The healthcare industry has ground to cover in the field of cybersecurity. While health systems are investing time and money in technological solutions, an article in the Harvard Business Review argues the solution lies in the human element of security.
Mar 28, 2018 | Privacy & Security
A researcher at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management has linked over 2,100 patient deaths to hospital data breaches and lack of cybersecurity.
Mar 27, 2018 | Privacy & Security
According to the 2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report (PHIDBR) from Verizon, cybersecurity in healthcare falls behind other industries in being able to protect personal information.
Mar 22, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Google has now announced it is developing blockchain solutions aimed at ensuring the safety of its cloud systems.
Mar 20, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Records containing personal health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) were found in the recycling at five different hospitals, according to a study published March 20 in JAMA.
Feb 26, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Artificial intelligence (AI) has raised plenty of eyebrows across healthcare, including in radiology, public health and digital health. But a new 100-page report from some of the leading organizations in the development of AI points potential problems with the technology, which could include cyberattacks, drone misuse and large-scale surveillance.
Feb 23, 2018 | Privacy & Security
The Office of the Attorney General at the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the development of the Cyber-Digital Task Force, which aims to develop strategies to fight cyberthreats and the misuse of technology.
Feb 22, 2018 | Privacy & Security
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has announced John Riggi, who spent 30 years working for the FBI, as senior adviser for cybersecurity and risk.
Feb 21, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Siemens and eight partners to sign a joint charter to improve cybersecurity, identifying 10 action areas where governments and business could engage in the growth of security.
Feb 21, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Medical devices, including cardioverter defibrillators and pacemakers, could be at risk to hacking and potential cause life-threatening events, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Feb 20, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Out of all types of healthcare providers, hospitals accounted for one-third of all data breaches and affected the largest number of individuals compared to doctors, nurses and social workers, according to a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care.
Feb 16, 2018 | Privacy & Security
A receiver for Filefax has agreed to pay $100,000 from its liquidated estate to the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) after being found in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.
Feb 09, 2018 | Privacy & Security
At least half of physicians are scored in the “risk” category, meaning their actions put their organization at risk for a serious privacy or security incident, according to the 2017 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report.
Feb 05, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Cisco, Apple, Aon and Allianz have teamed up to release a cyber risk management solution for businesses.