Agency recommends that manufacturers review cybersecurity practices to assure that safeguards prevent unauthorized access or modification that might compromise the hospital network connected to the device.
An Annals of Internal Medicine study found only about 10 percent of physicians meeting meaningful use standards in early 2012, leading the journal to call for more regulatory focus on standards to improve EHR usability.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Tuesday kicked off the “Health Information Technologies” hearing series to discuss the critical role of technology in the health care industry and how federal regulations and taxes could impact patients, hinder innovation, and increase costs for consumers.
Humetrix expands its mobile health information hub to arm Apple and Android devices with access to various Blue Button accounts and, in so doing, moves patients closer to the center of their own health records.
A large percentage of the Americans that the Affordable Care Act aims to bring into the insurance pool access the Web primarily through their smartphones. For the ACA to achieve its potential, federal and state governments must reach those citizens where it's most convenient for the consumer.
Stolen health records are worth five orders of magnitude more than financial ones -- and as mobile devices, electronic information exchange, and healthcare cloud repositories proliferate across an industry lagging in encryption practices, those health records might become more alluring to organized criminals.
Rick Kam collects a cadre of tactics from colleagues about the best ways to safeguard patient information from assessing risk to big data and controlling the cloud, to attacking your own leadership with phishing and social engineering campaigns.