Cybersecurity

2017 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey Indicates Promising Trend Toward Cybersecurity Preparedness

Newly re-vamped report also provides education and context around the survey findings CHICAGO (August 9, 2017) Healthcare organizations are taking steps to enhance their cybersecurity programs to a greater degree than anticipated, according to the newly released 2017 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey. Additionally, 80 percent of IT leaders measured indicated their organization employs dedicated cybersecurity staff.

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Some Siemens Medical Imaging Devices Vulnerable to Hackers

While the company is downplaying the risk to patients, some security experts say the vulnerabilities could pave the way for malicious attacks, including ransomware attacks, if they are not patched.The alert from DHS’ Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team says Munich, Germany-based Siemens identified four vulnerabilities in the medical imaging products and is preparing

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VDI Bolsters Access, Security for Healthcare Providers

When Irving, Texas-based CHRISTUS Health looked to hire more specialized health information coders three years ago, moving work offsite required IT to rethink how the system controlled sensitive data.Vice President and CTO Lynn Gibson wanted to work with individuals in several locations, but the health system had previously only hired coders available onsite at a

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Cybersecurity: The Threat Hospitals Can No Longer Ignore

Golden EyePetya, the latest ransomware attack devastating businesses from shipping companies to banks and even drug manufacturers across the U.K., has brought to the fore the seriousness of cybersecurity and why it is an issue hospitals cannot afford to ignore. In May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware attack crippled nearly a quarter of the hospitals in

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Endpoint Security Tools Help Healthcare Organizations Keep Cyberattacks in Check

Fisher-Titus Medical Center prides itself on staying ahead of the technology curve.The Norwalk, Ohio-based provider organization which includes a 99-bed acute-care hospital, a 69-bed skilled-nursing facility, a 48-unit assisted-living facility and outpatient services incorporates IT into all aspects of care delivery, from deployment of an integrated electronic health record system to use of real-time location

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Strategic Tech Planning Is the Heart of Healthcare Disaster Recovery

When Alexander Popowycz became CIO of Rockledge, Fla.-based Health First in 2015, many of the organizations IT systems lived in only one data center.The situation was untenable for the integrated system, which operates four hospitals in an area notorious for hurricanes. If an especially large storm took down a single data center, Health First risked

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