Privacy & Security

Data breaches are major operational disruptors that cost companies millions of dollars—and healthcare ends up getting hit the hardest.
Cyberattacks are on the rise, but ransomware has declined 17 percent, according to ISACA’s State of Cybersecurity 2018 survey.
Medicalchain, providers of blockchain technology for the secure storage and transfer of electronic health records, have signed a joint work agreement with Mayo Clinic to improve blockchain technology utilization in healthcare.
Concern over the state of cybersecurity has led to 23 percent more organizations making improvements to their security systems since last year, according to the 2018 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO survey.
The vast majority of physicians (94 percent) and hospital leaders (90 percent) believe mobile technology improves patient safety and outcomes, according to a survey conducted by Black Book.
Reducing end-point complexity and improving internal stakeholder alignment should be the focus of hospitals hoping to prevent cyberattacks, according to a study published May 28 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
A survey conducted by cybersecurity provider Imperva has found that more than one in three healthcare organizations have experienced a cyberattack within the last year, while one in 10 have paid a ransom.
Black Book Market Research, a healthcare and public opinion research company, has named Fortified Health Security as the top cybersecurity service vendor in the "medical device and internet of things" category.
While organizations have made investments into data security tools, employees remain a major barrier to achieving full privacy, according to a survey commissioned by Biscom.
In solving a cold case involving a serial rapist and murderer who terrified Northern California for decades, police used a novel approach to track down the killer. Detectives accessed open-source genetic data to locate relatives of a person whose genetic material was collected at a crime scene.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mar 22, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Google has now announced it is developing blockchain solutions aimed at ensuring the safety of its cloud systems.
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