A new initiative aims to create a standards-based nationwide patient credential and matching ecosystem to ultimately improve matching patients with their electronic health information, says Scott Stuewe, CEO of DirectTrust, the nonprofit, vendor-neutral organization that is leading the effort.
The cost of a data breach is mighty. And for healthcare entities, the cost of a HIPAA violation also can prove costly. Greg Hoffman of Paubox shares five critical steps you might be overlooking to ensure emails remain HIPAA-compliant and tells how to take compliance responsibility out of human hands.
The White House is seeking fiscal 2023 budget increases for the Department of Health and Human Services, including a boost in funding for cybersecurity initiatives including medical device security and regulatory and enforcement efforts related to secure health data exchange.
The Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center is closely assessing the Russia-Ukraine war to assist its members, as well as other healthcare sector entities, to prepare for the potential known and yet-unknown cybersecurity threats that could affect them, says H-ISAC President Denise Anderson.
The $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 spending bill approved this week by Congress provides modest funding increases - far below what was requested - for two key Department of Health and Human Services' agencies involved with the protection of health data. It is headed to President Biden for his signature.
Federal regulators have released the final versions of the long-awaited Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, which provide a governance framework to promote secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange - an effort that has been in the making for years.
The onset of COVID-19 introduced new risk factors to HDOs, including remote work, new systems to support it, staffing challenges, and high patient care requirements. There has been a great deal of media coverage on the rise of cyberattacks such as ransomware within the healthcare industry and beyond.
The healthcare and pharmaceutical industry is a target for both criminal and state-sponsored threats.
More large healthcare data breaches were reported in 2020 than in any other year. Additionally, 2021 has seen five consecutive months where industry data breaches have been reported at a rate of two or more per...
Healthcare providers are not technology companies – however, increasingly everything they do is underpinned by technology, and never more so than in today’s digital world. COVID-19 has underlined the need for a fully functional healthcare and pharmaceutical ecosystem. It has also demonstrated the fragility of the...
Legacy approaches to data security struggle to cope with the increased regulation and enhanced threat environment that healthcare organizations face because of the limitations imposed by their architectures, approaches, limited scope, and slow adoption of the modern methods required to keep healthcare organizations...
Your data is leaking and it's at risk.
Data is a crucial and pervasive asset of any healthcare organization, but to safeguard your most
valuable information—as well as that of your patients—there needs to be a shift in the data security
strategy to protect what really matters: the data itself.
Your data is...
HIPAA compliance is a complex cybersecurity standard with onerous consequences for failure. Securing Protected Health Information (PHI) at rest and in transit is the critical piece that is too often neglected until it leads to breaches of HIPAA requirements.
HIPAA’s Final Omnibus Rule in 2013 doubled the maximum...
From both a regulatory and a security perspective, it’s not enough to simply perform a risk analysis. The HIPAA Security Rule requires and today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape demands that healthcare organizations respond to the risks identified appropriately and effectively.
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In the year ahead, healthcare organizations must be prepared to face an assortment of advancing security threats, including those that damage the integrity of critical patient data, says Rod Piechowski of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
The Department of Health and Human Services last week issued its 10th settlement involving a HIPAA "right of access" case since launching its patient records access initiative last year. But how might HIPAA enforcement priorities at HHS' Office for Civil Rights change under a Biden administration?