Population Health Management
Revenue Cycle / Finance
Population Health Management
Revenue Cycle / Finance
KLAS Research and Censinet Recognize Carium as Cybersecurity Transparent Leader at HLTH 2022
This week at HLTH in Las Vegas, Carium was presented an award for cybersecurity transparency by KLAS, a healthcare research and insights firm, and Censinet, the leading provider of healthcare IT risk solutions. This designation indicates Carium’s Care Experience Platform (CXP) meets rigorous requirements for deployment and integration into a healthcare provider’s environment.
Clinical Asset Management Leader TRIMEDX Announces Collaboration With Indiana University Health’s Medical Device Security Lab
TRIMEDX, a technology-enabled provider of clinical engineering, medical device cybersecurity, and clinical asset management solutions, announced a collaboration with Indiana University Health to develop a cybersecurity lab to test medical device security and reduce device security threats as part of the product development process.
How and Why Healthcare Organizations Need to Prioritize Risk Management
Healthcare organizations are facing an unprecedented level of cybersecurity risk. Within the first nine months of 2022, there have been more than 18,000 reported vulnerabilities – more than 600 new vulnerabilities per day. Research has shown that it takes an organization an average of 205 days to patch a vulnerability – more than six months. However, cybercriminals are weaponizing these vulnerabilities into zero day attacks in just three days. Is it any wonder that healthcare organizations are experiencing a record-breaking number of breaches?
Baton Rouge General Confirms Healthcare Data Breach
Baton Rouge, La.-based General Health System, which operates Baton Rouge General Medical Center, has confirmed that unauthorized individuals gained access to its network and exfiltrated files containing patient data.
Warning of Cyberthreats to Health Care Networks, Cyberspace Solarium Co-Chairs Urge Biden Administration to Improve Security
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.), Co-Chairs of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC), are urging the Biden administration to better protect the public health sector (HPH) from cyberthreats. In a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Becerra, King and Gallagher highlight the rapidly-increasing number of cyberattacks targeting healthcare, call for stronger collaborative action to address the growing threat, and request an urgent briefing from the administration on their current posture.
AMA Patient Survey Shows Unresolved Tension Over Health Data Privacy
A new examination of patient perspectives on data privacy illustrates unresolved tension over the eroding security and confidentiality of personal health information in a wired society and economy. More than 92% of patients believe privacy is a right and their health data should not be available for purchase, according to a survey (PDF) released by the American Medical Association (AMA).
Justice Department Seizes and Forfeits Approximately $500,000 from North Korean Ransomware Actors and their Conspirators Against Medical Centers
The Justice Department announced a complaint filed in the District of Kansas to forfeit cryptocurrency paid as ransom to North Korean hackers or otherwise used to launder such ransom payments. In May 2022, the FBI filed a sealed seizure warrant for the funds worth approximately half a million dollars. The seized funds include ransoms paid by health care providers in Kansas and Colorado.
Eleven Enforcement Actions Uphold Patients’ Rights Under HIPAA
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the resolution of eleven investigations in its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Right of Access Initiative, bringing the total number of these enforcement actions to thirty-eight since the initiative began. OCR created this initiative to support individuals’ right to timely access their health records at a reasonable cost under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Services Pays $875,000 to Settle Hacking Breach
Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) has paid $875,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and agreed to implement a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. OSU-CHS is a public land-grant research university which provides preventive, rehabilitative, and diagnostic care in Oklahoma.
Veriff Unveils Healthcare-Focused Identity Verification Offering
Veriff, a global identity verification provider has released a new suite of identity verification solutions built specifically for the healthcare industry.
Cassidy, Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Begin Modernization of Health Privacy Laws
U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the Health Data Use and Privacy Commission Act to begin the process of modernizing our outdated health privacy laws and regulations.
Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center: Notice to our patients about an email incident
Luminis Health, Inc. is committed to protecting the confidentiality and security of our patients’ information. This notice is to inform our patients of a recent incident that may have involved some of that information.
HHS Issues Guidance on HIPAA and Disclosures of Protected Health Information for Extreme Risk Protection Orders
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is issuing guidance to help clarify how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule permits covered health care providers to disclose protected health information to support applications for extreme risk protection orders that temporarily prevent a person in crisis, who poses a danger to themselves or others, from accessing firearms.
HHS launches website for the 405(d) Aligning Health Care Industry Security Approaches Program
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and Office of Information Security (OIS) launched a website for the HHS 405(d) Aligning Health Care Industry Security Approaches Program.
DHS Launches Innovative Hiring Program to Recruit and Retain World-Class Cyber Talent
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the Cybersecurity Talent Management System (CTMS), a new personnel system that will enable DHS to more effectively recruit, develop, and retain our Nation’s top cybersecurity professionals. CTMS will enable DHS to fill mission-critical cybersecurity positions by screening applicants based on demonstrated competencies, competitively compensating employees, and reducing the time […]
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