Experts discuss where medical devices are headed as the internet of things continues to expand. Medical devices are proliferating throughout the healthcare landscape, especially with the advent of the Internet of Things and the myriad new products that come with it.The medical device arena is undergoing a lot of change, in fact, as new technologies
Data breaches are unfortunately becoming more and more common as the never-ending march toward digital transformation carries on while picking up pace. No other sector is as directly impacted by breaches than health care as medical records are considered an order of magnitude more valuable than even credit cards.Existing security measures as we all know
In a statement Monday, the HHS Office for Civil Rights said it was granted a summary judgment by an HHS administrative law judge, who ruled that The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center violated the HIPAA privacy and security rules. The judge approved OCR imposing $4.3 million in penalties in the aftermath of its
Addressing an important privacy issue, federal regulators have issued guidance to clarify details about how patients should authorize the use or disclosure of their protected health information for future research – and their right to revoke that authorization.
Federal health officials are investigating an April data breach that affected 55,947 patients of Dignity Health, a major health system headquartered in San Francisco that operates 39 hospitals and 400 care centers in California, Nevada and Arizona. The breach occurred April 24 and was reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on
The House Energy and Commerce Committee, which asked the healthcare sector for feedback on how to improve the cybersecurity of legacy medical devices, has received some very strong opinions on the subject.
Understanding of the regulatory environment and potential hazards can go a long way toward safety for residents and the industry, at large. Cybersecurity is one of the most prominent issues facing the healthcare industry today. According to the 2018 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, 76 percent of respondents say that their organizations experienced a significant security incident
Health IT RoundupDignity Health facing data breach investigation; CMS makes coverage tweak for diabetes tools
Dignity Health says information for 56,000 patients was exposed earlier this year after a vendor’s email list malfunctioned. And CMS is adjusting its coverage of continuous glucose monitors to allow patients to share data via smartphone.
When the EUs new General Data Protection Regulation comes into full effect and enforcement in May 2018, businesses both in Europe and those who engage with European customers will face sweeping new requirements on data capture and data erasure.The GDPR will dramatically change the rights of the data subject and how data will be processed.
SailPoint Survey Indicates that 44 Percent of Organisations Have Suffered a Data Breach in the Last Year
A SailPoint survey released at Infosecurity Europe illustrates the struggle that IT leaders have addressing frequent attacks from cyber criminals.