Healthcare News & Insights

Healthcare organizations need to do better with third-party risk management

Nowadays, hospital executives and administrators are always worried about data breaches. In this guest post, Dennis Keglovits, VP of a company that provides governance, risk management, and compliance and information security software, explains the risks of outsourcing and the importance of having an ongoing risk mitigation process in place.

Top threats to data security in hospitals

If you think you’re seeing more healthcare-related data breaches in the news lately, it’s not just in your head. Hospitals and other healthcare providers have become popular targets for hackers and cybercriminals. But there’s good news: Healthcare IT pros are on top of the issue. 

Report: Hospitals need better IT security protocol

Much has been said about putting appropriate network safeguards into place to prevent breaches of patients’ protected health information (PHI). According to a new report, not enough hospitals are following best IT security practices to manage employees’ access to this data. 

Avoid breaches: Layered security & privilege access controls

Preventing cyberattacks is incredibly difficult, but industry experts point to two important ways providers need to shift their security to have a better chance of protecting patient data. 

Best practices for warding PHI against a cyberattack

It’s no secret that the scope and frequency of cyberattacks is growing. And now there’s some extra help for hospital leaders to safeguard their patients’ protected health information (PHI). 

How a PHI disclosure strategy can improve workflow and compliance

Hospitals have struggled to find a balance between protecting patients’ protected health information (PHI) and sharing the data to improve operations. But one group may have a solution. 

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.

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? 

Ensuring HIPAA compliance with hospitals’ BAs

Securing protected health information (PHI) remains a top priority for facilities covered by HIPAA’s security rule, but their business associates (BAs) may not be on the same page.