Archive for the ‘HIPAA’ Category

Cyberattackers and hackers operate in the shadows, lurking away from where conventional law enforcement can easily identify and investigate them. They prefer secrecy and anonymity. But they may not have that luxury any longer – not since the federal government and the White House, specifically, have escalated their focus on cybersecurity. First, President Barack Obama […]

By Sylvia Rosen Security breaches in are, no doubt, terrible for business owners. But when dealing with the healthcare sector, these breaches intensify in their potential for causing humiliating, or potentially, dangerous ramifications. In 2010, 42,275 people were affected by stolen, paper healthcare records, encouraging hospitals to make the switch to electronic health records. Still, industry experts […]

Earlier this week, we explored the innumerable medical breakthroughs that could stem from mobile health innovations. Today, let’s consider the security considerations to enable this. Security Must Be Paramount Yet, considering how sensitive and valuable medical information is, proper precautions must be taken to secure this data before mobile health can become mainstream. For instance, if […]

It’s no secret that healthcare is going mobile. According to a recent survey of 250 mobile executives from around the world, 78% said they consider the healthcare vertical to have the most to gain from 4G connectivity. Yet, with the increasing dominance of open platforms, like Android, and the huge diversity of mobile devices, maintaining […]

Healthcare IT News recently asked its readers about the healthcare data breaches that worries them the most. Not surprisingly, the vast majority (80 percent) of respondents said electronic data breach/hack, while only 13% worried about hardware theft, followed by 7% concerned about the theft or loss of paper records. This trend is warranted. For instance, […]