San Diego-based Scripps Health, which operates four area hospitals, has been forced to postpone some patient care - and reportedly divert some patients seeking emergency treatment - as a result of what local news outlets say is a ransomware attack.
Please join MK Palmore for a keynote discussion that will draw from his experiences and perspective, offering thoughts on challenges and opportunities in securing today’s digital healthcare organizations.
A series of cyber incidents targeting a Swedish vendor of oncology radiation systems earlier this month is still affecting some of the company's clients - including cancer treatment facilities in the U.S. - because the company has taken its cloud-based systems offline during its recovery effort.
The telemedicine landscape continues to flourish – but so does medical fraud. Dean Nicolls discusses the most prevalent forms of fraud and how identity verification can help ensure all populations are both included and secured.
Nicolls says there are many fraud schemes flourishing, but one still stands out. “The...
Given the surge in the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic - and expectations for continued growth - the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council has unveiled guidance on safeguarding patient data during remote care encounters.
A proposed privacy framework from the eHealth Initiative & Foundation and the Center for Democracy and Technology aims to set standards for the collection, disclosure and use of health data that falls outside the protection of HIPAA, says attorney Andrew Crawford of CDT.
Encompass Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. They sought to establish an...
Hacking incidents - including ransomware attacks, phishing scams and episodes involving vendors - are still the dominant culprits in major health data breaches being reported to federal regulators so far this year. Why?
Good news in the fight to prevent COVID-19 infections: Researchers report that a digital contact-tracing app rolled out in England and Wales that's designed to keep users' data private and secure is helping to blunt the spread of the pandemic. They urge continuing global uptake of such apps.
From both a regulatory and a security perspective, it’s not enough to simply perform a risk analysis. The HIPAA Security Rule requires and today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape demands that healthcare organizations respond to the risks identified appropriately and effectively.
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Within the last few years, digital transformation and Cloud services have increased the
complexity of IT infrastructure, making you reliant on multiple third
parties to keep your data safe. The threat landscape has also increased in breadth and depth with more
attacks, more kinds of attacks and more targeted...
In the latest move in its ongoing initiative to enforce a HIPAA provision granting patients the right to access their records, federal regulators have slapped an Arizona integrated healthcare system with a $200,000 fine for failing to provide two individuals with timely records access.