Privacy & Security

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By Jessica Davis 12:04 pm January 12, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump appointed former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani as an informal cybersecurity advisor, the presidential transition office announced Jan. 12. He also recently met with two contenders to head the National Institutes of Health.
HIMSS17 Cybersecurity command center

HIMSS director of privacy and security Lee Kim said the command center will offer education, empowerment and even a sens of optimism. 

By Chris Nerney 07:14 am January 12, 2017
Amid the evolving threat landscape healthcare organizations face today, HIMSS said the command center to empower professionals and instill them with optimism, where applicable.
Iatric FlexButton single sign-on
By Jack McCarthy 10:07 am January 11, 2017
The app enables clinicians to avoid multiple sign-ons and re-authentications within an EHR when accessing data from third-party sources. 
IBM Watson FDA blackchain

IBM Watson Health chief science officer Shahram Ebadollahi said the entities will build on Blockchain's decentralized framework for sharing health information. 

By Bernie Monegain 08:01 am January 11, 2017
The organizations aim to advance the secure exchange of health information and will start by focusing on data related to oncology.
By Jessica Davis 01:20 pm January 10, 2017
After suing the two companies who claimed St. Jude’s cardiac devices had severe vulnerabilities that put patients at risk, the organization released security patches for the devices this week.
Presence Health HIPAA suit
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am January 10, 2017
The Office for Civil Rights said the Presence suit marks the first HIPAA enforcement action it imposed on a provider for lack of timely breach notification.
pitfalls avoid cloud contracts
By Bernie Monegain 08:04 am January 10, 2017
John Houston cautions that healthcare entities need to make sure they address downtime, data rights and security when putting together contracts with cloud-based services providers.
By Jessica Davis 11:45 am January 09, 2017
Four experts discuss the lessons the healthcare industry learned the hard way this past year – and the need for much stronger security measures in 2017.
medical device security HIMSS17
By Jack McCarthy 07:30 am January 09, 2017
The pre-conference, day-long event will feature an update on fast-changing regulatory policy and practices for medical device cybersecurity.
By Chris Nerney 07:07 am January 09, 2017
Mayo Clinic IT managers suggest identifying practical solutions, then instituting governance and change management policies around identity management. 

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