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What Healthcare Can Learn From CHS Data Breach
Paula Knippa, Attorney
Commentary
Security breach that exposed personal data on 4.5 million Tennessee healthcare system patients offers key lessons to prevent similar cyber attacks.
By Paula Knippa Attorney, 11/25/2014
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Ghostery Makes Privacy Marketable
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Service that blocks Web tracking code turns out to be good for business, too.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/24/2014
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OCR Audits: Donít Fall Victim To Past Mistakes
Mark Fulford, Partner at LBMCís Security & Risk Services
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The Office of Civil Rights is not out to get you. But it does expect you to make good-faith efforts at protecting patient data.
By Mark Fulford Partner at LBMCís Security & Risk Services, 11/21/2014
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TRUSTe Not So Trustworthy
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Privacy certification company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/17/2014
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InformationWeek 2014 Healthcare IT Priorities Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
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Health IT pros are focused on government mandates and programs, which leaves little time to optimize the new technology they've added over the last few years.
By InformationWeek Staff , 11/14/2014
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Americans Doubt They Can Protect Their Privacy
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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A Pew Research Center study finds broad concern about government and corporate data gathering, along with a desire for more government regulation of data gathering.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/13/2014
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Virtualization Delivers For Children's Miracle Network
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Children's Miracle Network, which helps 170 partner hospitals raise money, wants to generate $1 billion annually through 2022. New virtualization infrastructure is helping to realize this goal.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/12/2014
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Data Breaches: 8 Tips For Board-Level Discussions
E. Kelly Fitzsimmons, Co-founder, HarQen
Commentary
Recent high-profile breaches put you in the board's spotlight on security. Here's how to shine.
By E. Kelly Fitzsimmons Co-founder, HarQen, 11/10/2014
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Digitizing Healthcare On The State Level
Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D., Global Managing Director, Accenture Health
Commentary
A state initiative spurs digital healthcare innovation, blurring the lines between healthcare and human services.
By Kaveh Safavi M.D., J.D., Global Managing Director, Accenture Health, 11/7/2014
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Facebook Adds Tor Support
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Facebook wants to allow people to use its service without being watched or censored. Is that some kind of privacy oxymoron?
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/31/2014
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VA Buckles Down On Cyber Security, Program Management
Henry Kenyon,
News
Agency refocuses IT priorities on data protection, on-time project delivery to overcome past poor performance.
By Henry Kenyon , 10/30/2014
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Real-Time Analytics Can Help Stop Ebola
Stanton Martin, Solutions Architect, SAS Institute
Commentary
Data analytics can improve disease-related processes to mitigate human suffering and ensure that future outbreaks are managed more effectively.
By Stanton Martin Solutions Architect, SAS Institute, 10/29/2014
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Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?
Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Commentary
Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating.
By Daniel Castro Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 10/29/2014
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Chipmaker Disables Counterfeits With Software Update
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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FTDI's update, targeting counterfeit chips, could disable systems widely embedded in healthcare, critical infrastructure, and consumer products.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/28/2014
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Power To The Patient: How Hospitals Can Improve
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
A loved one's week in the hospital provides insight into ways hospitals can enhance the patient experience and cut costs. Here are seven suggestions.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/24/2014
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DHS Investigates Dozens Of Medical Device Cybersecurity Flaws
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Department of Homeland Security reportedly investigating two-dozen products from major medical device manufacturers for security holes.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/23/2014
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Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners
Commentary
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 10/22/2014
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Mend The Broken Doctor-Patient Relationship
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
Americans have lost faith in the healthcare industry. A more realistic view of the profession, coupled with the right technology, can help restore that trust.
By Paul Cerrato , 10/14/2014
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Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances
Joshua New, Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation
Commentary
Antiquated rules could get in the way of improving people's health and lowering their healthcare costs.
By Joshua New Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation, 10/10/2014
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Prescription Database Privacy Case Heads For Legal Showdown
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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California Supreme Court will decide whether the state's medical board breached patient privacy when it used data from a state prescription database to discipline a physician.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/8/2014
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