San Diego-based Scripps Health, which operates four area hospitals, has been forced to postpone some patient care - and reportedly divert some patients seeking emergency treatment - as a result of what local news outlets say is a ransomware attack.
Please join MK Palmore for a keynote discussion that will draw from his experiences and perspective, offering thoughts on challenges and opportunities in securing today’s digital healthcare organizations.
A series of cyber incidents targeting a Swedish vendor of oncology radiation systems earlier this month is still affecting some of the company's clients - including cancer treatment facilities in the U.S. - because the company has taken its cloud-based systems offline during its recovery effort.
The telemedicine landscape continues to flourish – but so does medical fraud. Dean Nicolls of Jumio Corp. discusses the most prevalent forms of fraud and how identity verification can help ensure all populations are both included and secured.
Nicolls says there are many fraud schemes flourishing, but one still...
Given the surge in the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic - and expectations for continued growth - the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council has unveiled guidance on safeguarding patient data during remote care encounters.
A proposed privacy framework from the eHealth Initiative & Foundation and the Center for Democracy and Technology aims to set standards for the collection, disclosure and use of health data that falls outside the protection of HIPAA, says attorney Andrew Crawford of CDT.
A recent cyberattack on a Washington-based health plan, which the company believes was carried out by a foreign cybercrime group, is the latest in a series of hacking incidents targeting health insurers.
Encompass Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. They sought to establish an...
Hacking incidents - including ransomware attacks, phishing scams and episodes involving vendors - are still the dominant culprits in major health data breaches being reported to federal regulators so far this year. Why?
The healthcare industry is going through a huge digital transformation with the Internet of Things (IoT). New connected devices bring the promise of improved patient care, improved efficiency, and reduced costs - offering a new digital relationship between the patient and the caregiver. But many of these new connected...
As connected medical devices multiply, they open up lethal vulnerabilities that put patient’s lives at risk. Learn about real-world medical device risks and mitigation best practices.
Findings from the report include:
What are the real risks posed by connected medical devices, and what is hype?
Good news in the fight to prevent COVID-19 infections: Researchers report that a digital contact-tracing app rolled out in England and Wales that's designed to keep users' data private and secure is helping to blunt the spread of the pandemic. They urge continuing global uptake of such apps.
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.
Read this guide for expert...