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Hospitals face a variety of security threats, from dangerous intruders to malicious data thieves. Learn the latest security tips and techniques here.

3 healthcare technology security risks you should know about

The healthcare industry has become increasingly reliant on technology. From medical translation tools to mobile apps, these devices are helping healthcare institutions save money and improve patient treatment. But they’re also giving hackers the opportunity to steal sensitive health and financial information. In this guest post, Shayla Price, B2B marketing strategist, highlights three vulnerabilities in […] [MORE]

Cybersecurity questions healthcare company boards should be asking

Not a day goes by that headlines don’t have a story regarding the latest cyber breach, and the consequences experienced by customers and investors of the impacted company. Clearly these incidents highlight the importance of cybersecurity efforts not only by company management, but also by board of directors. In this guest post, Yelena Barychev, a […] [MORE]

2 big HIPAA settlements show why hospitals must protect computers, PHI

Your hospital needs to make sure it’s taking HIPAA compliance seriously, especially regarding its computers and networks. Any breaches or security problems involving patients’ protected health information (PHI) can have significant consequences for facilities – including hefty fines from the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR). 

Patient data’s biggest threat: Man vs. machine

In 2015, the healthcare industry experienced 265 recorded cybersecurity data breaches, and those are just the ones that affected more than 500 patients, according to the Office of Civil Rights. While attacks on large-scale providers made headlines, organizations of all sizes are constantly at risk of a breach. In this guest post, Mark Johnson, founder […] [MORE]

Why cloud compliance & security should be top priority for hospitals

Many healthcare organizations want to take advantage of cloud-based clinical and support applications. But fear is holding them back. In this guest post, Gerry Grealish, cloud data security product & marketing at a provider of advanced web security solution for global enterprises and government organizations, explains how hospitals can take advantage of cloud solutions while […] [MORE]

Healthcare employees at frontline in battle against ransomware

Healthcare providers, particularly senior executives, officers and directors, have a legal obligation to adopt procedures and policies to proactively address security threats, like ransomware, and protect patient data at all costs. Failure to do so may give rise to legal and regulatory liability, loss of stock value, loss of revenue and damage to business reputation. […] [MORE]

How to discourage cyber snooping among employees

When you think of cyber snooping, you probably picture an individual sneaking into an office at night and stealthily scanning through computer files with malicious intent in mind. But when it comes to the healthcare industry, it can be all too simple to unintentionally view a patient’s file. This seemingly innocent error can have costly […] [MORE]

It’s OCR audit time: How to get ready

Nowadays it’s clear that when hospitals prepare for audits manual processes are insufficient. In this guest post, Sam Abadir, director of product management at a provider of governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) solutions, presents what GRC solutions can offer facilities – operational efficiency, fundamental security and organizational resilience.

3 ways to introduce new technology to the elderly

The elderly and new technology may not always seem to get along, but in the medical world they have to. Technological advancements are happening every day and many deal with the elderly. In this guest post, Blake Marggraff, CEO of a company that offers interventions using automated phone calls or text messages to manage patients’ […] [MORE]

The most common HIPAA violation: Human error

Although cyberattacks and other forms of computer hacking, such as malware and ransomware, have been the most recognized forms of data breaches to-date, one of the most common HIPAA violations is actually something called social engineering. In this guest post, Perry Price, president/CEO and founder of a company that delivers secure, compliant unified communications via […] [MORE]

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