The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is urging healthcare organizations to create effective identity and access management (IAM) policies to prevent data breaches by former employees.
An IAM policy can help prevent healthcare security threats by making sure that users only have
Healthcare data breaches hit an all-time high in 2016, according to a report by Bitglass. However, the volume of leaked records caused by 2016 healthcare data breaches decreased from the previous year, according to the report. In 2015, however, 113 million Americans were affected, including
Financial services may have replaced healthcare as the most breached industry in 2016, but that doesn't mean healthcare is in the all-clear.
According to a report by IBM Security, the healthcare industry suffered fewer medical record breaches in 2016 compared to the previous year. In 2015
Healthcare data breaches cost the industry $6.2 billion a year, while the average cost of a single data breach across all industries is $4 million, according to Protenus. Additionally, nearly 90% of healthcare organizations have
The number of health data breaches decreased for the second month in a row following a summer that saw a record number of breaches, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. There were 35 reported data...
Many of this year's most-discussed health IT topics will figure prominently in next year's healthcare technology landscape, though some of those conversations will take on a new tone.
The third stage of the meaningful use program may be stalled or cancelled in 2016, according to...
Healthcare providers fear unseen enemies will compromise the safety of patients' protected health information, but their biggest worry is something they can't operate without: their employees. More than three-quarters of respondents to
Healthcare CIOs and hospital IT departments setting goals for next year are staring down a familiar task: maintaining healthcare data security on limited budget resources.
A group of CIOs representing eight healthcare organizations met at the Scottsdale Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston must pay the state of Massachusetts a $100,000 fine due the theft of an employee's laptop in May 2012. The laptop -- which was not issued...
The most effective efforts to limit the damage inflicted by a data breach start before an incident occurs. This is something that security pros in many industries, including healthcare, have observed. Their desire to proactively temper the effects of security incidents is