Want to know the greatest security problem at your organization? It's not BYOD, un-encrypted data or authentication, though these are all a concern. Your biggest problem is that your employees can't keep from snooping in patient records they have no business being in.
When it comes to keeping patient data secure, vigilance must be institutionalized, says Daniel Berger, president and CEO of Redspin, Inc., a healthcare IT security assessment company based in Santa Barbara, CA.
Names, dates of birth, prescription drugs and dates of service were part of the information compromised when an unencrypted portable computer hard drive goes missing at the Unity Health Plans Insurance Corporation.
Federal health IT privacy and security advisors are weighing options for new policies, or just good models, for patients to grant caregivers and family members the power of personal health information management.
For enterprises looking at NGFWs, the most important consideration is: Will this new technology empower your security teams to securely enable applications to the benefit of the organization? It's not about blocking applications, but safely enabling these applications at the firewall.
Cybersecurity has become a leading topic both within and beyond the corporate boardroom. What enterprises need to stop the escalation of cyberattacks is a network security approach that is designed from the outset to enable the safe use of the applications and technologies required to support a thriving business.
This paper examines three different organizations, the legacy infrastructure they replaced, the Palo Alto Networks next generation security platform they deployed, and the substantial savings they realized - cutting both capital and operations costs by an average of 50%.
As healthcare providers implement health IT to comply with federal mandates and participate in quality of care programs, VNA solutions can play a critical role in helping them meet their needs today and in their future IT initiatives. Forward-thinking healthcare providers around the world are already successfully meeting this challenge with VNA. Download this Healthcare IT News eBook to learn how VNA enables exchange, supports data consolidation and IT simplification.
The current agenda is clear: wherever possible, reduce costs and
improve quality-of-care services. These directives are in perfect
alignment with the role of virtual and cloud computing infrastructure
technologies, which help to lower costs and increase clinician
productivity while future-proofing IT investments. As healthcare
reform deadlines rapidly approach, choosing the right information
technology (IT) platform will be critical to the success or failure
of new services and exchanges. It will determine the ease or
di!culty of updating existing applications and managing new
ones. It will also serve as a foundation to help ensure that all
healthcare services are secure, accessible and easy enough for
citizens to access and use.
Watch this informative video to learn why Palomar Health - the largest health district in the state of California - chose EXTENSION's healthcare alert management software to connect its nurse call system with the existing EHR and Cisco phones and the impact it has made on care team communication and patient experiences.
Healthcare is dominated by the need for the sharing of detailed patient information as a result of today's information age. But it's also the focal point of the debate of how information is shared versus protecting the need for privacy, security and confidentiality. Data protection is paramount in today’s virtual environment and implementing a Secure Information Exchange (SIE) now will help organizations save both themselves and their patients down the road.
A recent survey of IT executives found nearly 90% see business value in transitioning to Cloud computing, but only 20% have a plan to get there. Healthcare Cloud solutions require Compliance, Security, Privacy, Redundancy, and Scalability, so choosing the right path from on-premises servers to the Cloud can be daunting. Learn how to chart a quick and affordable course to healthcare Cloud Computing and how to choose the right Cloud services partner.
In January 2010, QualSight - the nation’s largest LASIK manager serving over 75 million health plan members - was informed that a hack attempt had been made against their infrastructure. They were concerned that a repeat occurrence could take place and wanted to take a pro-active role in eliminating any future occurrence. QualSight began searching for a better solution for its secure Web hosting and online data storage. The company had stringent requirements for both HIPAA and PCI compliance, and could not find a hosting provider with a fully managed solution that took into account both of those high industry standards, while also providing top performance. Download this case study to find out how QualSight finally found a solution that offered complete HIPAA compliancy.
Information Transforms Healthcare. As a Provider, you collect more data than ever before, from EMRs, patient surveys, home monitoring, to imaging. Collaborating on patient care is difficult at best—there’s so much data,
it can’t easily be shared and it’s often incomplete. And new insights can only be derived from
relevant information. IT executives can close the gap between maintenance and innovation budgets and deliver
clinically relevant, operationally efficient, and fiscally sound solutions for the business. How? With a proven IT infrastructure that allows you to securely take advantage of newly digitized data.
The wealth of electronic data generated by the U.S. healthcare system presents a paradox for healthcare providers. Cloud services offers healthcare an attractive solution, helping hospitals scale with ease, better manage resources, and provide fluid access and sharing of medical images across organizations, departments and providers – achieving a connectedness that supports healthcare organizations’ patient care goals. Learn why cloud services may be the solution to your healthcare organization’s medical imaging challenges.
One of the enduring ironies when it comes to health IT is the contradiction between the understandable concern among healthcare stakeholders over data security and the apparent willingness of patients to share their own information. Two recent polls bear this out.
The new HIPAA creates a web of liability, which is an upside for properly prepared healthcare organizations, so here are suggestions on how to ensure files containing protected health information are secure when moving them around.
While a “cancer” in society was expectantly expressed, multiple technologies were employed to collect data and synthesize into a format that provided law enforcement with the informatics needed to isolate and ultimately expunge the offending sources.
The time has come to tackle integrity of health information, not just the technical and operational mechanisms for the sending and receiving it, particularly as EHR kinks get ironed out both among internal users and the patients they serve.