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Buzzword Compliance Not Enough: Must Haves for Meaningful Use

November 08, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Many technology vendors tout the idea of self management, and the advantages of mobile healthcare apps, virtual visits, tablets and e-detailing but in fact, a face-to-face relationship with a doctor is more powerful than a digital relationship alone. We don’t need Sherry Turkle to tell us that...

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Using brainware to store patient data and ensure patient privacy

October 16, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

If pharmaceutical companies can access data from patients, then they can design and manufacture better products. This is good for patient health but problematic for current regulation of patient privacy. There is no such thing as patient privacy once big commercial ventures like large pharmas get involved...

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Auditing Healthcare IT Security with Multiple Threat Scenarios

October 10, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

For small to mid-size hospitals, nursing homes, medical device, healthcare IT vendors will have a much simpler audit and will be primarily interested in how cheaply the audit can be done and how much they can save using the technique of multiple threat analysis...

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GAO Invites FDA to Improve Information Security for Medical Devices

October 08, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

In the last decade the number of cyber incidents related to technologies that surround us is growth exponentially, the principal concerns are related to all those objects with an "intelligent component" that we daily use expose on internet for different purposes...

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Six Must-Do Items to Protect Patient Privacy

October 03, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

In order to prevent breaches of patient privacy, we first need to establish baseline business requirements for the organization. There are 6 business requirements for preventing patient privacy breaches, these are “must items” for any healthcare business unit manager...

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Friends and Family Breach Patient Privacy, Not Estonian Hackers

September 17, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Humans being are naturally curious, sometimes vindictive and always worried when it comes to the health condition of friends and family. Being human, they will bend rules to get information and in the course of bending rules, breach patient privacy...

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Ultimate Breach of Patient Privacy: Real-Time Death on Video

August 29, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

As social media becomes part of the continuum of interaction in the physical and virtual worlds, privacy becomes an issue of discretionary disclosure control. Online privacy and patient privacy will evolve into a market for products and services with stratified pricing, packaging and product positioning...

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Network Exposure and Healthcare Privacy Breaches

August 20, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

EHR interconnected with HIE systems have a big threat surface, because of big, very complex software systems with a large number of attacker entry points. Healthcare system vulnerabilities are compounded since everyone is using the same technology from Microsoft and following the same HIPAA compliance checklists...

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Healthcare Information Exchanges: The Death of Patient Privacy

August 09, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Health information exchanges (HIE) enable the sharing of health records by physicians and other providers, enabling my family physician to see the results without getting up from her desk or without me shlepping paper or CD. Unfortunately, HIE are being modeled after the retail industry supply-chain model...

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Medical Device Security: This Time It’s Personal

June 22, 2012 Added by:shawn merdinger

The work done by security researchers on their own devices is only the beginning of what we can expect will be a deluge of medical device related vulnerabilities, and it’s worthwhile to explore some of the reasons as to why the current situation is the way it is now...

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Can You Use Dropbox for Storing Healthcare Data?

June 11, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

The short answer is that you should not store PHI (protected health information) on Dropbox since they share data with third party applications and service providers - but the real reason is you should not use Dropbox for sharing information with patients is simply that it is not private by design...

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How to Keep Healthcare Secrets Online

June 06, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

When we share medical information with our healthcare provider, we trust their information security as being strong enough to protect our medical information from a data breach. Certainly – as consumers of healthcare services, it’s impossible for us to audit the effectiveness of their security portfolio...

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Five Things a Healthcare CIO Can Do to Improve Security

May 31, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

In a complex healthcare organization, large scale security awareness training is a hopeless waste of resources considering the increasing number of options that people have (Facebook, smartphones..) to cause damage to the business. Security awareness will lose every time it comes up against an iPad or Facebook...

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NIST Workshop: Safeguarding Health Information

May 30, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The HIPAA Security Rule sets federal standards to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic protected health information by requiring HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to implement and maintain administrative, physical and technical safeguards...

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How to Secure Patient Data in a Healthcare Organization

May 23, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

If you are a HIPAA covered entity, securing patient data is central to your business. If you are a big organization, you probably don’t need my advice. If you are small to mid-size provider without a large budget, the question is “How can I do this for as little money as possible?”

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Making Mobile Health Security Possible

May 20, 2012 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

It’s no secret that healthcare is going mobile. If hackers or disloyal employees scan or manipulate health data that is sent via mobile applications, the consequences can range from embarrassment to death. Ensuring these connections are secure is absolutely critical...

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