Posts Tagged ‘information security’

Why Enterprise Asset Management is Moving to the IT Department

Enterprise Asset Mgt

Equipment breakdowns occur regularly in most hospitals. But the maintenance of these assets is often divided among multiple stakeholders within a hospital. Biomedical engineers may be responsible for keeping medical devices running, while IT staff has domain authority over most software and hardware. Responsibility for other assets, ranging from refrigerators to televisions in waiting rooms, […]

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9 Things Hospitals Can Do Now to Tighten Data Security

Hospitals are struggling to keep their sensitive data under lock and key. In fact, nearly 90 percent of all healthcare organizations experienced at least one data breach within the past two years, according a May Poneman Institute study, and data breach costs are expected to hit $2.1 trillion globally by 2019. Hospitals are hiring experienced security information pros […]

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A New First Step: Do You Know Where Your PHI Data Is?

Healthcare CEOs and CIOs, their IT consultants, outsourced services and other vendors are investing considerable time and resources improving data security, with a sharp focus on protected healthcare information (PHI).  No surprise, since executives for all these organizations are accountable for the PHI data they touch, regardless of where a breach may surface along the […]

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How Hospitals Can Identify Health IT Benefits [Infographic]

In the beginning, the benefits of health IT for patients and their families were to reduce paperwork, help doctors coordinate patients' care, protect their patient info, reduce unnecessary tests, ensure the correct medication is prescribed and allow patients to access their own records. Years after the inception of moving paper medical records to electronic, health IT benefits […]

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9 Must-Read Quotes on Security from Healthcare CISOs

As more healthcare organizations realize the need for a CISO in addition to a CIO, the CISO is becoming healthcare organizations’ most valuable player against data breaches. These Chief Information Security Officer positions are hard to fill, and when a business does find them, they’re hard to keep, said a USA Today article on the […]

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10 Predictions for Healthcare IT in 2016

  Cognitive computing and virtual care are among the big IT trends that will transform healthcare delivery in the next 12-36 months, say industry analysts at IDC, a leading IT advisory firm. The group is forecasting increased adoption of new technologies to improve diagnoses, reduce cost and mortality and personalize the patient experience. IDC Research […]

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4-Step Plan for HIPAA Compliance [Infographic]

While HIPAA privacy and security rules are standardized, healthcare organizations still must interpret the rules to determine how to assess their own risk of security breaches - and prevent them. The infographic below from PerfectServe outlines the problem with protecting health information, that electronic protected health information, or ePHI, is being compromised by cyber-attacks and […]

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