For the first time since the event was launched 58 years ago, organizers on Thursday cancelled the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference, due to the quickly evolving global coronavirus spread.
Indiana University Health is evaluating the use of blockchain in two areas to improve healthcare information security, Mitch Parker, CISO, says in an interview at the HIMSS19 conference. He sizes up the potential risks and benefits.
Proposed rules released this week by the Department of Health and Human Services aim to define and discourage inappropriate blocking of the secure sharing of health information, Elise Sweeney Anthony of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT explains in an interview at the HIMSS19 conference.
Medical device cybersecurity risks should be viewed as an enterprise problem, say Tracey Hughes of Duke University Health Systems and Clyde Hewitt of security consultancy CynergisTek, who outline critical security steps.
Many healthcare organizations are falling short in their incident response plans, says Mark Dill, principal consultant at tw-Security. The former director of information security at the Cleveland Clinic discusses best practices for keeping those programs current in an interview at the HIMSS19 conference.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights is paying particular attention to complaints involving patients' access to their health information; it's also focusing on investigations of organizations with patterns of HIPAA noncompliance, Nick Heesters of the agency explains in an interview at the HIMSS19 conference.
Healthcare organizations should steer clear of connecting internet of things devices to their networks unless they serve a precise medical purpose, says attorney Julia Hesse, a featured speaker at the HIMSS19 Conference.
Analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly playing promising roles in healthcare data security, say Ron Mehring, CISO at Texas Health Resources, a large delivery system, and Axel Wirth of Symantec, a technology vendor. They were featured speakers at the HIMSS19 conference.
Federal regulators have hit a California-based healthcare provider with a $3 million HIPAA settlement related to two breaches involving misconfigured IT. It's the latest in a recent series of hefty penalties issued in HIPAA cases.
As cybersecurity threats in the healthcare sector evolve, medical device manufacturer ICU Medical is taking a number of steps to help safeguard its products. Chaitanya Srinivasamurthy and Marshall Fryman of the company describe these security initiatives.
Some 22 health data breaches reported to regulators in 2019 - including hacking incidents and thefts of unencrypted devices - already have been added to the official federal tally, with business associates involved in six of the largest incidents.
Endpoint detection and response tools and other related security technologies are critical weapons for defending against cyberattacks, says Larry Whiteside, the new CISO at Greenway Health, an electronic health records company.
How can a large healthcare delivery system efficiently handle identity and access management for thousands of clinicians and other users of patient data? Robert Siebenthaler of PeaceHealth explains how his organization, which operates 10 medical centers, has developed a fine-tuned, role-based approach.