Does your organization really have a clear idea of what measures your business associates are taking to safeguard your most sensitive data? Yet another breach, this one affecting Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, points to the risks.
Healthcare organizations are still struggling to make sense of all the emerging cyberthreats they face and figure out how best to share the latest intelligence and stretch limited security resources. But some are making bold moves.
It's hurricane season, but natural and man-made disasters can happen anytime. Unfortunately, healthcare organizations are often unprepared for how to rebound so their data operations continue to run smoothly and securely in the wake of a crisis.
It's well known that lost or stolen unencrypted computing devices account for the majority of large health data breaches. But a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services shines a light on how frequently breaches - especially smaller ones - involve paper records.
After receiving much criticism over the privacy and security provisions for HealthCare.gov, it's good to see HHS taking action to help ensure that "navigators" who assist consumers with getting insurance coverage adequately protect patient privacy.
The basis of any good security program is conducting a thorough and timely risk analysis; but that can be difficult for smaller healthcare organizations. That's why a federal agency will soon unveil an app designed to make the process easier.
Our third annual Healthcare Information Security Today Survey reveals the top challenges that healthcare organizations are facing in complying with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. Find out what issues are proving most difficult to address.
The HIMSS 2014 Conference, to be held Feb. 23 to 27 in Orlando, will feature an impressive lineup of privacy and security educational content, plus updates from federal regulators. Check out the highlights.
A review of the RSA 2014 agenda shows several seminars, panels and speakers of particular interest to healthcare-focused attendees, including those focused on mobile device security and medical device hacks.
Social media sites are increasingly popular platforms for patients dealing with medical issues. But there are also privacy and security risks involved, and healthcare providers can help patients navigate these.