Healthcare has continued to be a target for hackers in 2018. With continued threats from cyber criminals, it is crucial to take steps in order to better secure healthcare data and patient records. Reviewing previous cyber attacks can help you determine what not to do and learn from the mistakes of others. Here are highlights […]
The Top 6 Websites for Healthcare IT News
Being up-to-date in your industry is important for any job, but is even more crucial in the evolving world of healthcare IT. Thankfully, these six sites make it easy to keep up with breaking stories, tech updates, industry trends, and more. 1. Healthcare IT News Healthcare IT News is a great source for news in […]
The HITECH Act’s Health IT Infrastructure Standards and Requirements
The HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act was passed in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Auto of 2009 (ARRA). This piece of legislation was created to accelerate the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), and its supporting technology, in U.S. healthcare organizations. The 7 major goals of the HITECH […]
e-PHI Data Security: What is e-PHI Data Theft?
PHI stands for protected health information and includes just what it sounds like: identifiable information in a person’s health data records, such as health details, date of birth, Social Security number, fingerprints, photos/images, and even financial information. e-PHI is the same thing, it’s just used, held, and transmitted via electronic form (there are actually 18 […]
How to Protect Healthcare Data from Orangeworm
Orangeworm, the new cyber group, seems to have its eyes set on undermining healthcare data security. Just last month, Symantec reported that they believe Orangeworm is using malware Trojan.Kwampirs to target: Healthcare Providers Pharmaceutical Firms IT Solution Providers for Healthcare Healthcare Equipment Manufacturers Manufacturing, IT, Agriculture, and Logistics Firms Possibly Linked to Healthcare Symantec believes […]
How Will Blockchain Change How Healthcare Data is Managed?
You may have heard of blockchain in relation to a cryptocurrency called Bitcoin, but blockchain is more than just a safe way to send payments back and forth. Using blockchain to secure and track health and medical records, as well as medical R&D data, could revolutionize the way the world of healthcare data is managed. […]
Orangeworm Targeting Healthcare Data Security with Trojan.Kwampirs
Symantec released a late April 2018 report stating Orangeworm, a new cyber group, has been undermining healthcare data security with targeted attack campaigns against large healthcare firms and related industries using a custom backdoor malware known as Trojan.Kwampirs. Here’s what you need to know to stay on top of the developing IT health and security […]
Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats to Electronic Health Records and Electronic Medical Records
Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) contain a massive amount of sensitive information about a patient’s identity, medical health, and medical history. And while these electronic records allow physicians, healthcare professionals, and insurance companies to share information — a process that makes it easier to provide cross-coverage care and bill insurance — […]