Healthcare News & Insights

Three critical IT risks to avoid in mergers

Successful healthcare mergers depend on the successful fusion of IT systems. In this guest post, William Tanenbaum, leader of the healthcare IT practice at a law firm, focuses on three critical risks in merging IT systems: cyber security, exceeding the scope of software licenses and transition service agreements. 

2 government data breaches show cybersecurity must-haves

Now that data breaches are becoming so common among providers, hospital leaders have to learn from the mistakes of others if they want to protect their own systems. 

Your next breach risk could be your email

The feds have released guidance to providers on how to protect patient data — but a recent breach shows why training staff may be the most crucial step. 

What the Premera breach can teach hospitals

Another major industry payor announced a massive data breach affecting millions of people — and there are important lessons hospitals can take away from the incident. 

Lessons hospitals must learn from Anthem data breach

One of the biggest healthcare data breaches of all time can teach your hospital a thing or two about IT security.

Your biggest breach risk may be inside your hospital

You know you have to be vigilant about potential external cyberattacks. But are you giving as much attention to internal breach risks? 

4 data breach trends to watch for in 2015

In 2014, providers saw more frequent data breaches, an increase in the rate of cyberattacks and more cybersecurity scrutiny. So what’s in store for 2015? 

Proof HIPAA compliance must be an ongoing effort

Hospitals take note: There are some important lessons about compliance to take away from this provider’s recent HIPAA violations settlement. 

Avoid data breaches by reviewing ‘near misses’

Hospitals that want the highest level of security for patients’ sensitive data need to evaluate “near-miss” data breaches just as closely as events that actually compromise patients’ data.

Data breaches: Lessons to learn from Target

Studying what Target did wrong during it’s recent data breach, and learning how to properly respond is a good idea for hospital executives and administrators.