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Dyre Straits: Why This Cloud Attack's Different
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Dyre is a new breed of Trojan, attacking cloud apps and using the cloud as a delivery vehicle.
Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Apple did many things right with its new iPhone and Watch hardware, but left a few key technologies out of the mix.
#Ebola Lessons: How Social Media Gets Infected
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
Social networks can be both hero and villain during disease outbreaks and other public panics.
Who Owns EHR Data?
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
The owners of electronic health records aren't necessarily the patients. How much control should patients have?
Blinders For Google Glass
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Cyborg Unplug promises to boot Google Glass and other surveillance devices from local networks.
HealthCare.gov Breach: The Ripple Effect
News  |  9/6/2014  | 
Hackers breached a HealthCare.gov test server, reportedly affecting no records, but the repercussions could spread across many medical organizations.
Hillary Clinton Talks Tech: 9 Facts
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
Seattle Children's Hospital CIO: Donít Call Me Superman
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Seattle Children's SVP/CIO Wes Wright says IT needs more Clark Kents and fewer Supermans to get real work done.
Former Acting HHS Cybersecurity Chief Guilty Of Child Porn
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Timothy DeFoggi faces 20 years to life after jury takes two hours to convict him in federal court.
National Health Database: Good Medicine Or Privacy Nightmare?
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
State health information exchanges could eventually pool patient data into a vast national database, but privacy advocates have significant concerns.
10 Ways To Strengthen Healthcare Security
Slideshows  |  8/26/2014  | 
As recent hacks show, keeping a healthcare organization safe from security threats takes planning, technical expertise, and business knowledge. Has your team taken these 10 steps?
When Big Data & Infants' Privacy Collide
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Technology allows researchers to discover newborns' genetic secrets, but the long-term repercussions worry some parents and privacy advocates.
Chinese Hackers Hit Community Health System
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Hackers who broke into network hospital group Community Health Systems stole non-medical customer data including credit cards, says new report.
Practice Fusion EHR Caught In Internet Brown-Out
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
Free electronic health record software provider says its cloud system is up again after two days of outages that affected up to one-third of its clients.
Microsoft Delays ActiveX Blocking In IE
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
In response to customer concerns, Microsoft won't start blocking ActiveX controls in IE until September.
Healthcare IT Hiring: No Summer Doldrums
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations outpace the overall economy in hiring.
Microsoft To Patch 2 Critical Bugs
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Microsoft will fix two critical bugs on Patch Tuesday -- but not for Windows 8.1 users who haven't installed the Windows 8.1 Update.
Google To Factor Security In Search Results
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Websites that don't support HTTPS connections may soon be less prominent in Google search results.
Can Healthcare Execs Be Security Experts Too?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
Trying to teach healthcare professionals security technologies is a risky idea. It's far easier to teach healthcare to security experts.
BlackBerry Comeback Far From Certain
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
BlackBerry is finally ready to resume growth, says CEO Chen -- but first the company must overcome its crumbling device business.
USB Hardware Easily Subverted, Researchers Claim
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Security researchers say they can reprogram USB controller chips to hijack USB devices and connected computers.
10 Health Apps That Might Make You Sick
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014  | 
As government and industry groups debate the best way to oversee healthcare apps, some questionable software hits the market.
Healthcare Security: CSOs Needed
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Too many healthcare environments cling to insecure legacy systems and lax accessibility standards. It's time to enact strong security leadership.
Insecure Communications Costly For Hospitals
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Even one insecure text message can be expensive, as one North Carolina facility discovered. It's time for healthcare organizations to implement efficient, secure communication systems.
When Patients Fear EHR
Commentary  |  7/28/2014  | 
When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer.
Cyber Attacks Happen: Build Resilient Systems
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
You can't stop all attacks or build the perfect defense system. The higher-level objective is resilience.
Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
Johns Hopkins patient privacy violation didn't involve Google Glass or wearables but indicates why the healthcare industry must head off trouble with wearables in clinical settings.
Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
Meaningful Use EHR Audits: When, Not If
Commentary  |  7/22/2014  | 
So your organization has accepted the feds' financial incentive. Now it's time to prove you're entitled to it.
IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
How E-Discovery Cuts Legal Costs For Novo Nordisk
Commentary  |  7/21/2014  | 
Pharma giant boosts efficiency, reduces outsourcing labor with in-house technology that discovers and produces electronic information for legal purposes.
Healthcare IT Cloud Safety: 5 Basics
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014  | 
Healthcare is warming up to cloud services, and that means extra vigilance. Here's what you should be doing at a minimum to keep data safe.
Data Breach Notification Law: Will Florida Lead?
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Florida's stringent new breach notification law might encourage lawmakers to finally enact a federal standard.
Can Privacy Survive Social Networking?
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
Sgrouples shows social networking doesn't have to mean surrendering personal data.
Standardize EMRs, For Security & Safety's Sake
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
Electronic medical records help healthcare organizations improve patient care, but lack of standardization could cause safety and security problems.
HIPAA Compliance: What Every Developer Should Know
Commentary  |  7/11/2014  | 
Apple Health and Google Fit have spurred a surge of interest in health apps. Here's what developers need to understand about HIPAA compliance.
How Public Cloud Could Revive VDI
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Consumer-class cloud services force IT to get aggressive with endpoint control or accept that sensitive data will be in the wind -- or take a new approach, such as reconsidering virtual desktops.
HIPAA Complaints Vex Healthcare Organizations
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Since 2013, complaints to the Department of Health and Human Services have risen regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations.
Florida Law Aims To Tighten Data Security
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
Florida's new data privacy law increases security accountability for all enterprises; healthcare providers could face greater burden to protect patients' personal information.
Don't Set The CISO Up To Fail
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
More healthcare organizations are hiring CISOs -- a good thing. But bad management structure, insufficient resources, and poor understanding of risks often doom these newly appointed security executives.
Hurricane Arthur: Healthcare IT Teams Brace
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
As the first hurricane of the Atlantic season approaches, healthcare organizations can still take steps to secure data.
Facebook Researchers Toy With Emotions: Wake Up
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
A study about the effect of posts on Facebook users' emotions outraged some people. I call it a public service: Now you understand what ill-informed consent means.
Montana Health Department Hacked
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
State of Montana notifies 1.3 million patients of breach to Department of Public Health and Human Services server.
When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
Healthcare Organizations Prep For Increased Audits
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
With audits expected to increase this year, healthcare organizations increasingly invest in risk assessment software or services to ensure compliance.
Healthcare Fee Structure: Changes Ahead
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Both payers and providers support a shift to value-based payments, a study says.
13 Ways To Beat Big Brother
Slideshows  |  6/9/2014  | 
Just because cameras are everywhere doesn't mean you have to be under surveillance all the time.
Securing Mobile Healthcare Devices: Best Practices
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
By combining technology, best practices, and education, IT departments can safeguard even the most mobile healthcare departments.
FTC: Data Brokers Know You Better Than Mom Does
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Federal Trade Commission report calls for restrictions on data brokers, finds companies gather billions of consumer transactions daily, largely without public knowledge.
Healthcare IT Security Worse Than Retail, Study Says
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Bad news for healthcare community: New study shows retailers like Target and eBay are more secure than many healthcare organizations.
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