From Health System Management:
Provide and protect patient data using health IT tools with built-in modern security
In June, a break-in at Phoeniz, Ariz.-based Banner Health impacted 3.7 million patients making it the largest security breach of 2016 thus far. Why are hackers are so focused on medical data?
First, many health systems rely on aging computer technology that doesn’t use the latest data security features. The data, including birth dates, policy numbers, diagnosis codes and billing information, is also worth a lot of money. On the underground stolen data market, health credentials go for about 10 to 20 times the price of credit card numbers… see the entire article.
From Healthcare IT News:
Top Five Compliance Mistakes in Healthcare IT – Simple steps to improve cyber security and stay compliant.
As we’ve said before, HIPAA compliance has puzzled more than a few healthcare IT teams. Unlike other regulatory organizations, HIPAA regulations are more vague than prescriptive. So it’s not surprising that in trying to attain compliance and safeguard their protected health information (PHI), healthcare organizations often make compliance blunders that put their data and reputation at risk.
Below are the ones I see over and over. Do any of these mistakes sound familiar? Don’t worry – it’s never too late to start practicing smart and simplified compliance.
1) The organization doesn’t understand its compliance scope.
HIPAA extends into every corner of the healthcare organization. While many IT teams focus on the… see the entire article.
The Rx SafeEHR is a HIPAA compliant, fingerprint-secured portable storage device that allows healthcare providers the ability to securely store and exchange patient health records with other medical professionals at the authority of the patient. The Rx SafeEHR addresses the growing concern over unauthorized access to digital health records. It allows for the secure storage and transfer of sensitive patient information between healthcare systems, providers and patients. With a variety of storage sizes…