Many of us feel uneasy thinking about how our connected smart home speakers could be listening in on us, yet we worry less about what information medical devices could be sharing. Personal health information sells for hundreds to thousands of dollars on the black market, while credit cards and social security numbers go for around […]
Healthcare, by its very nature, deals with sensitive patient data. In addition to medical records, much of the medical equipment today is network connected, and vulnerable to potential cyberattacks. In October, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued pre-market guidance for medical devices containing cyber risks. Weeks later, Health Canada released a guidance document for […]
Let the National Health IT Week parties commence! But, before we do, let’s reflect on the progress and growth the industry has seen over the last decade. The Background & Growth of Health IT When I began my career in healthcare 12 years ago at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the […]
65% of IT staffers and end users said they have access to sensitive data they don’t need to do their jobs.
One study showed that 93% of phishing emails contained ransomware.
Recent statistics reinforce the fact that organizations in the healthcare industry need to implement better security to protect patient data.
The Internet of Things is wide open to attack; security must become a priority or the connected world will crash.
We are often blinded by the “awe” factor of new technology. But before jumping in head first, take time to make sure the pros are worth the cons.
A week full of health IT talk and exciting announcements brought thousands to Las Vegas, Nevada for HIMSS 2016.