Healthcare News & Insights

Current state of data breaches, hacking: Hospital cybersecurity concerns

Major healthcare data breaches are in the news all the time, so you know how important cybersecurity is to your hospital. Protecting patient info is a priority for every organization, but new research on breaches this year could affect how you shape your cybersecurity protocol. 

Anthem’s $16M data breach: What your hospital can learn

You may remember hearing about a major data breach from Anthem in 2015, where the protected health information (PHI) of nearly 79 million patients was stolen in a cyberattack on the payor’s systems. 

Beyond EHRs: The future of health IT

New technologies are always popping up in the healthcare industry to improve care and streamline processes. Health IT is a growing field that your hospital will want to pay attention to, beyond the basics like electronic health record systems (EHRs) and telehealth. 

3 key cybersecurity threats hospitals will face this year

Cybersecurity has been a major focus for hospitals in recent years, due to high-profile data breaches and the migration of patient data to electronic health record (EHR) systems. As your organization continues to strengthen its IT security, there are new dangers and threats to plan for. 

Medical device threats: New frontier of cybersecurity risk

You already know your hospital’s IT infrastructure is vulnerable to data breaches, but there could be even more insidious ways for hackers to attack patients. One of those methods may involve accessing the medical devices used to treat your patients.  

New year, same threats: Keep your hospital safe from cybersecurity attacks

Healthcare organizations have been experiencing increased threats to their cybersecurity lately, due to the amount of private info they usually have on file. In particular, system attacks caused by ransomware are on the rise, and there’s no better time than the start of a new year to review your hospital’s security measures. 

Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise: Reduce your hospital’s risk

Cybersecurity threats like ransomware and malware attacks have been increasing in recent years, and many hospitals are particularly vulnerable. Because of the sensitive information hospitals have access to, cybersecurity issues are more than just a headache for IT – they can be a serious threat to patient safety. 

New EHR risk gives wider cybersecurity lessons

Microsoft researchers are shining a light on a significant vulnerability in electronic health records (EHRs) — and on why technical safeguards are only one side of the cybersecurity equation. 

How some hospitals are automating cybersecurity

In the ongoing fight to guard patients’ protected health information (PHI) and prevent data breaches, new research shows most providers are still struggling — but some have found effective methods to help. 

Study says cyberattacks are on the rise — now what?

There’s another reason to worry about your data security — research shows cyberattacks have become the top cause of breaches.