Voluntary guidelines designed to increase the safety of electronic health records (EHRs) have yet to be implemented fully, according to a survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Healthcare organizations wondering how to better secure information can look to the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence for advice after it recently released a new set of practice guidelines on how to better protect information in electronic health records (EHRs).
Modern telecommunications carry an incredible amount of potential to improve monitoring and treatment of mental health conditions. Often, it can directly save lives. While technological advancement has occurred at a staggering pace, challenges remain in designing apps to best collect data from patients’ phones.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced a four-year, $300 million deal with 23andMe, a personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California. The British pharmaceutical company will have access to genetic information of 23andMe’s five million customers.
Considering the growing threat of ransomware in healthcare, organizations need to plan for the day their data become hostages, according to new research from Marshall University. Training and maintaining “digital hygiene” can not only reduce the likelihood of an attack, it also may reduce the financial and operational impacts of an incident.
Attempts to hack political players isn’t just an American thing. Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s prime minister, has been repeatedly targeted by cyber thieves—and they have accessed a database with information of 1.5 million patients who visited clinics run by SingHealth, the country’s public healthcare system.
Reports of a Chinese vaccine manufacturer fabricating data about its rabies vaccine data has caused an uproar both in China and internationally. It also has also led many to consider blockchain as a potential answer to fraudulent activity.
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.
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.
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.