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.
The digital revolution has given healthcare organizations new tools to increase team efficiency and improve their customer experience. But it's also opened up new vectors that cybercriminals can use to attack. As your attack surface expands to infrastructure that you don't own or control, becomes increasingly...
Where is the greatest potential for the implementation of blockchain in healthcare? Attorney Steven Teppler discusses the possibilities for the distributed ledger technology as well as its security pros and cons.
At its core, HIPAA compliance is simply about maintaining patient privacy by ensuring the appropriate access to and use of patient data by your users. Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions provide detail around when patient data is accessed, but without visibility into what users do with sensitive patient data...
With the explosion of laptops, IoT, tablets, smartphones and other smart technologies, endpoints are the single largest group of devices inside your network today. Managing all of your assets and their software requires three foundational steps.
Blockchain holds potential for supporting secure health data exchange, but it has limitations that organizations need to keep in mind, says Intel's David Houlding in this in-depth interview on the technology.
Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology for cryptocurrency, has the potential to improve the privacy and security of health information exchange, says Shahram Ebadollahi, vice president of innovations at IBM Watson, which is collaborating with the FDA on a research project.
The latest ISMG Security Report analyzes new state bank cybersecurity regulation and getting small healthcare practitioners engaged in cyber threat information sharing. Also, why one nation claims it never experienced a cyberattack.
Cybercriminals have become dangerously savvy at leveraging the seismic technology changes occurring in the healthcare sector in order to get their hands on sensitive patient data. Medical records are more lucrative for attackers than almost any other targeted information, leaving the healthcare industry in the...
Federal regulators have issued new guidance to clarify scenarios where HIPAA privacy and security regulation might apply, including for mobile health applications and electronic data exchange. Why are some organizations still so confused?
Those testifying at a July 23 Senate hearing, including David Kibbe, M.D., said the federal government, healthcare providers and electronic health records vendors could take steps to help ensure the secure exchange of patient information is not blocked.
Information security and privacy work in healthcare environments often requires a depth of specialized knowledge and competency that can be validated through the help of professional credentialing, says CISO Sean Murphy.