While the U.K. is beefing up funding for hospital cybersecurity, in the U.S., some Congressional leaders are pushing for moves that could have the unintended consequence of sapping security investments by some healthcare providers.
To offset some of the Trump administration's proposed cuts to the budget for the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which enforces HIPAA, the agency proposes to take advantage of another source of revenue. But will the HIPAA compliance audit program survive and thrive?
Several recent health data security incidents serve as reminders of why healthcare entities need to stay focused on efforts to prevent and detect insider breaches, even as attention is diverted by headlines about hacker attacks.
The Trump administration has called for trimming the budget for the Department of Health and Human Services by 18 percent. But what do we know so far about proposed funding for HHS initiatives designed to help ensure health data security and privacy?
The agency that enforces HIPAA is urging healthcare organizations and their business associates to ramp up their efforts to share information on cyber threats as part of a broader effort to develop more mature information security programs.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2017 Conference will offer a slew of educational sessions and informative exhibits focused on top cybersecurity and data privacy challenges facing the healthcare sector. Catch our coverage.
Hackers have apparently hijacked potentially thousands of vulnerable MongoDB databases and demanded ransoms for the return of critical data, with some victims paying up, according to security researchers.
What are the critical elements of developing a "wartime" mindset to deal with serious cyber threats facing the healthcare sector? Find out how presenters and attendees answered this question at ISMG's Healthcare Security Summit.
For healthcare information security professionals, the time has come to adopt a "wartime mindset" to ensure patient information is safeguarded from cyber threats. That's why ISMG has recruited a diverse array of experts to provide timely advice at our Healthcare Security Summit in New York Nov 1-2.
B. Vindell Washington, M.D., the new head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, pledges that the agency's top priority of advancing standards-based interoperable, secure health data exchange will continue under his leadership. But what will happen once a new president is elected?
The federal agency that enforces HIPAA has been very busy lately, taking numerous steps to reiterate the importance of safeguarding patient data and stressing the need to prepare a breach response plan. But the agency still needs to improve transparency on breaches involving business associates.
The federal tally of major health data breaches is littered with hundreds of incidents blamed on business associates that affected a total of tens of millions of individuals. But vendor involvement in breaches is probably actually a lot worse than what's reflected on the HHS tally.