Security

Derive Healthcare has been monitoring news all weekend about, according to reporting from Brian Fung of The Washington Post”, in the 5/14 article entitled, “Computer security experts fear second wave of ‘biggest ransomware attack ever’”, the “malicious ‘ransomware’ attacks that seized computers worldwide Friday and held those systems hostage…” According to the article, the attacks, which first affected Healthcare, “are likely to worsen this week as millions of people return to work — forcing them to di

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A May 5, article by James LoPresti, on Healthcare Daily Online, noted that, "according to a recent study from CIT," healthcare executives are "optimistic about a number of healthcare technology trends, with 71% expecting revenue to increase in 2016."

LoPresti went on to further quote the CIT study, from April 2016, wherein, "Healthcare executives have a generally positive outlook for the industry over the coming year... and are optimistic about mergers and acquisitions, increased revenue and advances in healthcare technology."

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In an article earlier this week from Healthcare IT News, Technology Evangelist Nathan Wenzler shares some of the key takeaways from Ponemon's recently published study of Privacy & Data Security in Healthcare.  The bottom line: Healthcare organizations must do more to protect sensitive data from breach threats.  With 91% of respondents falling victim to at least one data breach in the past 2 years, healthcare IT teams must take action.

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In an article yesterday from Healthcare IT News, Managing Editor Erin McCann shares the news that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially released a long-awaited mobile security guide, specifically written for protecting medical data.  This 82-page book offers healthcare institutions insights into how to bolster mHealth cybersecurity.

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In an article last week from FierceHealthIT, author Katie Dvorak explains how while technology in the healthcare system makes things easier, it also makes things more complicated; specifically from a security perspective.  Security should be a top priority for healthcare organizations since simply having good technical people will no longer stop breaches.

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In an article this week from Healthcare IT News, author Chris Bowen describes how having direct access to patients' personal health records leads cyber thieves directly to them.  According to IBM research, "the vast majority of cybercrime is highly organized and generating unprecedented profits."  

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In an article last week on EnterpriseTech, writer Alison Diana explains how healthcare organizations are now relying on Cloud to do more than support electronic medical records.  While the healthcare industry has lagged behind others in cloud adoption, Research and Markets says an "increasing number of companies are coming forward, adopting and utilizing cloud-based applications."

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A March 25, article, by Tamara Rosin in Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review, points out the exhorbitant costs of information security violations: “The financial repercussions of an information breach," according to the article, "are staggering.” The article refers to the recent, very high-profile, "hacks in healthcare — at Anthem, Community Health Systems and Premera Blue Cross”, and other leading businesses.

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