By Clyde Hewitt – Breaking news – ransomware is significantly disrupting healthcare organizations. This headline should appear flippant to senior leaders, especially when we are receiving weekly reports of yet another healthcare organization falling victim.
By Art Gross – Isn’t it wonderful how technology has made medical care more accessible? Not only can medical professionals be mobile and go TO their patients, but patients can now take ownership via apps and devices…
By Art Gross – The American Cancer Society deals with illness of the human sort, but recently they had to deal with another kind of toxic plague silently taking over. On the outside, things looked fine. But on the inside, there was a silent plague.
By Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD & Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, MBA – Medical devices are increasingly more advanced and interconnected, sharing information via Wi-Fi, the internet, our phones and across hospital networks.
By Matt Fisher – As National Cybersecurity Month comes to a close, it should be stated that security and cybersecurity need care and attention all year long. To effectively protect data in an organization’s trust, security demands constant vigilance and an evolving approach to recognize the shifting nature of threats.
By Kayla Matthews – Any time a medical professional works with patient information, they must carefully follow HIPAA regulations and standards, including those that protect patient data. Medical devices — which can store, analyze and transmit patient data —
By Kathryn Marchesini JD & Ali Massihi – As ONC works to advance the development and use of health IT, we know that you play an important and equal role in maintaining the public’s confidence and trust. The privacy and security of health information is always…
By Anthony Murray – National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, initiated by the National Cybersecurity Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance, is observed in October.
By Art Gross – When it comes to healthcare organizations addressing the HIPAA compliance of their business, many feel prepared and comfortable, readily checking that “compliant” box. But addressing the human part of security falls by the wayside too often.
By Matt Fisher – Doing the right thing or merely demonstrating compliance with requirements is hard to do when knowledge of expected or necessary requirements is missing or not sufficient.
By Clyde Hewitt – Healthcare executives who wait until they have a serious incident to hire a cybersecurity team have already failed on many levels. A serious reportable breach will likely cost an organization more in real dollars than any mythical savings claimed through prior cost avoidance.
By Art Gross – In 2018, 71% of ransomware attacks targeted small businesses, according to a report by Beazley Breach Response Services. It’s clear that small businesses are a cybercriminals favorite target, yet many remain unprepared to handle a cyber-attack.
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