A ransomware attack that reportedly was directed at a German university but shut down emergency services at an affiliated hospital likely contributed to the death of a patient who needed urgent treatment but instead had to be transported to another hospital, delaying care, according to a news report.
The eHealth Initiative and the Center for Democracy and Technology are seeking feedback on their draft privacy framework that addresses gaps in legal protections for consumer health data falling outside of HIPAA's regulatory umbrella, says eHI CEO Jennifer Covich Bordenick.
The need for enhanced business agility and secure remote access to support digital transformation has led to the adoption of the security access service edge, or SASE, model, says Rajpreet Kaur, senior principal analyst at Gartner.
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations can help prevent Medicare fraud by "having robust processes in place for employees to report fraud," says fraud mitigation expert Louis Rossignuolo, managing director of investigations at Altomonte Advisory Group.
Patient identifiers embedded in medical images used for online presentations are at risk of inadvertent discovery by advanced web-crawling technologies in search engines, three radiology associations warn.
In the past few months the healthcare sector has undergone an unprecedented digital transformation. In fact, many organizations found themselves having to do this quick shift over a weekend.
Prior to the pandemic encryption had been a healthcare challenge. The advent of a remote workforce and new telehealth...
"Cybersecurity is a supply chain problem." This statement, in one form or another, is increasingly making its way into headlines around the world. And efforts like COVID-19 vaccine research have made the vulnerabilities of the healthcare supply chain, in particular, shockingly personal.
From medical records and...
How many different shades of bizarre is the data breach notification issued by software vendor Blackbaud? Over the course of three paragraphs, Blackbaud normalizes hacking, congratulates its amazing cybersecurity team, and says it cares so much for its customers that it paid a ransom to attackers.
In an exclusive, wide-ranging video interview, Don Rucker, M.D., HHS national coordinator for health IT, discusses why more work needs to be done to protect the privacy of health data as well as why the U.S. needs to ramp up secure health information exchange among clinicians.
As cyberthreats facing healthcare organizations soar, medical device maker Becton, Dickinson and Co. has ramped up its process for coordinated disclosure of vulnerabilities to help identify, assess and communicate issues to regulators and industry stakeholders, says BD's Dana-Megan Rossi.
Time for another internet of things update nightmare: Researchers have found that a little-known but widely used TCP/IP software library built into millions of internet-connected devices has 19 flaws that need fixing. Developer Treck has issued fixes, but how many vulnerable devices will end up patched?
Two recently reported health data breaches illustrate persistent security challenges - defending against ransomware attacks as well as unauthorized access to email - that sometimes can expose years' worth of data.