Healthcare Security: CSOs Needed
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
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
When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer.
Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed
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.
IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
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 Public Cloud Could Revive VDI
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.
Florida Law Aims To Tighten Data Security
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
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.
When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
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 Dives Into Big Data
Healthcare organizations hope big data and analytics projects can help reduce costs and improve care. Consider these innovative examples.
Google Ordered To 'Forget'
European court rules Google must remove "irrelevant" links in certain situations to comply with EU law that gives people a right to be "forgotten."
Cloud-Based EHRs: Sky's The Limit
Healthcare practices find partnering with a cloud service provider for their electronic health records lets them focus on their patients, not on IT.
HCSC Security Chief's Secret To Longevity
Ray Biondo has served as chief information security officer for nine years at insurance giant Health Care Service Corp., something of a record. He credits users and execs willing to collaborate on risk management.
Physicians Find Security In The Cloud
Healthcare practices are increasingly partnering with trusted cloud service providers to provide enhanced data security along with improved efficiency of IT operations.
Doctors Doping: What Can Tech Do?
It's estimated 100,000 healthcare professionals abuse prescription drugs, endangering patients and hospitals. Video, bar coding, and even robots could bring the number down.
Wearables, Drones Scare Americans
Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.