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The rise and risk of IoT in healthcare

EHR satisfaction survey 2017: After years of frustrations, user wish-list turns positive

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Electronic Health Records: Surprisingly, Users are Satisfied Overall “CIOs, clinical staff still want better interoperability and ease of use, but the focus is shifting to improving EHRs, not just fixing them. Questions included: How satisfied are you with the features of your EHR? What do you like best about the software? What would you change? How do you rate user interface and experience? How is its interoperability with other systems, and with medical devices? Security? Modularity? Vendor support services? Overall, responses tended toward constructive criticism with suggestions on areas to build […]
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Slow breach detection, patching, operational snags handcuff healthcare security

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Healthcare IT News – Privacy & Security “When it comes to healthcare security, security experts would rank the industry in the middle or toward the lower end of the pack, according to a panel of security leaders at the Healthcare Security Forum. That’s because it’s still taking many healthcare organizations far too long to discover a breach — much longer than in other sectors.” Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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Connected medical devices put healthcare at risk for sophisticated malware attacks

Healthcare is turning a corner on cybersecurity, new HIMSS research shows

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Healthcare IT News – Privacy & Security “The sector is now making security a top priority, hiring CISOs, undertaking threat management and penetration testing, all more than ever. Despite the consensus that healthcare is widely underprepared for protecting patient data, more and more hospitals are making cybersecurity a significant clinical and business necessity than in the past.” Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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Who’s responsible for protecting patient data in the cloud?

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Cybersecurity experts lay out the facts, and misperceptions, about securing data in the cloud. The answer is not so simple. “Cloud computing is still fairly new to healthcare and, as such, confusion and a few myths surround the technology. And many of those skewed perceptions are driven by simple misunderstandings, most notably about information security.” Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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How Do HIPAA Regulations Apply to Wearable Devices?

How Do HIPAA Regulations Apply to Wearable Devices?

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HIPAA regulations are something that every healthcare organization should be prepared for, but what does HIPAA have to do with wearable devices? “Both covered entities and business associates should be well-aware of the OCR HIPAA audit program, especially as Phase 2 has been underway for several months now. However, as technology continues to evolve, there are also several areas that could bring confusion to healthcare organizations.” Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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The importance of securing patient identity as health IT goes virtual

The importance of securing patient identity as health IT goes virtual

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Normal healthcare concerns become even more pressing with the growing prevalence of virtual care. Health IT solutions must address patient ID challenges along the care continuum. As virtual care grows to engage a wider breadth of patients, the industry needs to look at innovative ways to ensure ID security.  Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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Connected medical devices put healthcare at risk for sophisticated malware attacks

Connected medical devices put healthcare at risk for sophisticated malware attacks

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Is your healthcare facility at risk? Healthcare is one of three industries facing the highest risk of a cyberattack in 2017, particularly as patient records and medical devices have become more interconnected. Along with the financial and energy sectors, healthcare has emerged as an ideal target for hackers, according to a report released by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT).  Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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Patients don't trust health information technology

Patients don’t trust health information technology

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A whopping 96% of consumers worry about the security of their financial information as data passes from providers to payers. More than 50% of consumers are skeptical about the benefits of healthcare information technologies, including patient portals, mobile apps and electronic health records. And fully 70% of Americans distrust health technology, up sharply from just 10% in 2014.  Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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2017: The Year Ahead in Healthcare Information Technology

2017: The Year Ahead in Healthcare Information Technology

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Healthcare information technology in 2017 Cybersecurity, analytics and population health have the attention and dollars of healthcare organizations, which also are beginning to invest in prescriptive analytics and artificial intelligence, a new Healthcare IT News survey finds. Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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