Healthcare News & Insights

Top 3 causes of healthcare data breaches

Data breaches affecting patient information declined in 2012 – however, there’s still a lot of work to be done. What are biggest IT security areas healthcare organizations should focus on in 2013? 

Healthcare IT trends to expect in 2013

With changes to compliance rules and federal incentive programs, new mobile developments, and other significant changes, here are three healthcare IT trends for the new year. 

Storage provider kept patient records in shared warehouse, private home

Healthcare providers typically work with many outside contractors, and that trend is increasing as cloud computing becomes more popular in health care. And it’s critical for providers to know how those third parties secure sensitive patient information. 

Letter warns HHS about lack of cloud computing standards in health care

Many healthcare organizations are turning to cloud computing services for EHR systems and other needs. But despite the benefits, there are a lot of risks in the Cloud and some observers say there aren’t enough standards in place to protect patient information. 

7 IT security mistakes most hospitals make

For most industries, 2012 was a rough year for IT security. And healthcare firms have been especially hard hit by data breaches recently. 

Get ready for the biggest cloud computing risks: 3 keys

Many health care organizations are turning to cloud computing for EHR systems or other health IT. But are providers prepared to deal with the risks? 

Top 3 causes of health data breaches – and how to avoid them

Protected health information is a valuable commodity for cybercriminals, and that means health IT pros must defend against a variety of attacks. What’s most often to blame for a health data breach? 

Vendors’ outage leaves dozens of hospitals without access to EHRs

In addition to security concerns, when healthcare organizations turn to cloud computing services for electronic health records and other critical IT components, they may also be at risk for other problems, such as downtime. That’s what several hospitals around the country recently learned after losing access to their EHRs. 

3 cloud security mistakes health organizations make

Many healthcare organizations are turning to cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) systems and other cloud computing services. But despite the benefits, the Cloud does create new risks, and providers must be careful to avoid these common cloud security mistakes. 

7 questions to ask cloud computing vendors

Like in other industries, many healthcare organizations are turning to cloud computing for some of their IT services. But the Cloud can increase security risks, especially in health care, so due diligence when choosing vendors is imperative.