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April 13, 2018
Facebook's proposal to match anonymized patient data with user profiles has some experts worried about the possible privacy implications of such a project.
March 19, 2018
Healthcare cybersecurity woes continue unabated, with more frequent cyberattacks amid a lack of IT talent and employee awareness, but organizations are spending more on security.
October 03, 2016
Whether Apple is a HIPAA covered entity was called into question when it advertised for a health regulations lawyer. Expert Mike Chapple discusses Apple's relationship with HIPAA.
April 07, 2015
New infographic details the top healthcare spending trends from TechTarget's health IT purchasing survey, with security investments a likely priority.
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Healthcare cybersecurity can be likened to those old movie westerns pitting the good guys against the bad guys. Back then, however, it was easy to distinguish the white hats from the black hats. Not so in today's complex, sinister world of computer ... Continue Reading
Secure communications are a pivotal piece of the physician-patient relationship, so protecting the clinical data within those messages becomes paramount. Continue Reading
It's important for healthcare organizations to have clear social media policy best practices. Expert Mike Chapple explains what needs to be in the policy to stay HIPAA compliant. Continue Reading
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Worry about health IT cybersecurity has shifted from hacker-triggered health data breaches to ransomware and malware exploits that shut down hospitals and threaten patient safety. Continue Reading
Health IT and hospital security professionals must try to stay ahead of cyberattacks against electronic patient records. But now hackers are prepping the next generation. Continue Reading
Patient data breaches dropped in 2017, mainly due to fewer large-scale breaches, but ransomware strikes intensified and insiders kept hacking. Continue Reading
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Medical facilities sometimes believe security is equivalent to compliance with HIPAA -- but not so fast. Organizations must consider other aspects when guarding patient data. Continue Reading
Although HIPAA may not specify how to protect patient data in the event a system goes down, its requirements make it clear data must remain available and secure. Continue Reading
Maintaining information privacy and security seem to be separate challenges, but in reality, each is integral to the other. Expert Kevin Beaver explains how to work toward both. Continue Reading
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Many users of the file-sharing website Docs.com were unaware that the sensitive data they uploaded was searchable. Expert Michael Cobb explains how this data leak happened. Continue Reading
In this excerpt from chapter two of Protecting Patient Information, author Paul Cerrato discusses the consequences of data breaches in healthcare. Continue Reading
When it comes to encryption, the HIPAA implementation specifications are complicated. Expert Joseph Granneman explains whether it's required or addressable. Continue Reading