Clearwater, a top-ranked provider of healthcare cyber risk software and consulting services, today announced the appointment of Cathie Brown as Vice President, Professional Services. Ms. Brown brings more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, health information technology, health information security and consulting.Read More
Clearwater Further Streamlines Enterprise Risk Analysis for Health Systems with Its Patent-Pending “Component Expert System” Technology
As the healthcare industry continues to be targeted by cyber attacks, Clearwater has released new, breakthrough technology that provides hospitals and health systems with a more intelligent view into all of the processes, people, locations, technology and components that can pose a data security risk to an information system. Clearwater’s new Component Expert System (CES), embedded in its IRM|Analysis™ software, enables hospitals and health systems to complete the security risk analysis (SRA) process more efficiently across the enterprise by logically grouping similar information system components based on their properties and associated controls. The patent-pending technology automatically identifies relevant cyber and information risk scenarios, thereby facilitating a more effective risk assessment process.Read More
Clearwater CyberIntelligence™ Institute Study Finds Laptops Still a Significant Data Security Risk for Hospitals and Health Systems
Endpoint data loss, excessive user permissions, and dormant accounts make up 70 percent of all high and critical risk scenarios for laptop vulnerabilities at hospitals and health systems across the country, according to new findings released by the Clearwater CyberIntelligence Institute (CCI), which leverages insights from Clearwater’s proprietary database—the industry’s largest and most complete database focused exclusively on the unique cybersecurity risk profiles of hospitals, Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and business associates. Despite efforts to make laptops more secure, the CCI study found they remain a Top 10 cybersecurity risk for hospitals and health systems.Read More
Clearwater, Digital Reasoning Launch Strategic Multi-Year Cyber Risk Partnership Advancing AI, Machine Learning in Healthcare
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clearwater and Digital Reasoning today announced a strategic three-year Cyber Risk Services partnership enabling healthcare providers to realize the results of artificial intelligence (AI) powered solutions supported by a proven and trusted cybersecurity and HIPAA compliance program.Read More
Top Three Most Common Health System Patient Data Security Weaknesses Revealed by Clearwater CyberIntelligence™ Institute
Top Three Most Common Health System Patient Data Security Weaknesses Revealed by Clearwater CyberIntelligence™Institute December 20, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The three most critical and common high-security cyber risks facing healthcare delivery organizations and their partners have been uncovered in a first-of-its-kind analysis by the Clearwater CyberIntelligence™ Institute (CCI). CCI was formed earlier this year to […]Read More
Clearwater and CyberMDX Announce Partnership to Address Healthcare Industry’s Weakest Link in ePHI Security Chain: Connected Medical Devices and IoT Equipment Innovative Approach Establishes Blueprint for Medical Device Security Programs to Help Protect Patients from Cybersecurity Threats and Vulnerabilities November 28, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clearwater and CyberMDX have entered into a partnership to […]Read More
Clearwater Says New National Survey Findings A ‘Wake-up Call’ for Health System Cybersecurity CHIME HealthCare’s 2018 Most Wired Survey Cites Profound Need for Foundational Security and Disaster Recovery Measures October 31, 2018 SAN DIEGO & NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In the wake of a record-breaking $16 million data breach settlement earlier this month that put insurers and […]Read More
Clearwater Offers Comprehensive Medical Device Cybersecurity & Risk Management Solution Holistic Solution Enables Healthcare Providers to Address Security Risks of Biomedical Devices and Elevate HIPAA Compliance through Unique Technology October 10, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clearwater, a top-ranked healthcare cyber risk management solutions company, announced today that it will offer healthcare delivery organizations the most comprehensive […]Read More
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Clearwater finds the majority of health breaches last year were caused in some way by a server, while a CynergisTek report found a lack of resources, tools, and talent make it difficult for the C-suite to keep up with the threat landscape.
ClinOne is now integrated with Uber Health to provide patient transportation services to clinical trial sites.
As Medicare Advantage (MA) plans prepare to expand their supplemental benefits in 2020 to cover even more non-medical services, players from a growing number of industries are hopping on board. That includes ride-hailing companies such as Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT) and Uber (NYSE: UBER), which say seniors are a driving force in their health care businesses. The competitors have been vocal about the need to tackle social determinants of health, with MA plans becoming an increasingly popular vehicle to make it happen.
Clearwater’s recent Breakfast & Breaches event in Washington, DC brought together an outstanding group of leaders with unique insight on the growing problem of how to keep protected health information secure. Drawing on their combined decades of experience working across the compliance spectrum, our panelists and moderator challenged the audience’s thinking with regard to how their organizations analyze and manage risks.
More than half (54%)* of all individuals affected by a healthcare information breach in the past twelve months were impacted by a breach that touched the affected organization’s server, according to data provided on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Breach Portal: Notice to the Secretary of HHS Breach of Unsecured Protected Health Information. According to the data, ninety (90) healthcare breaches — affecting more than nine million individuals—were related to servers in some way.
Clinical laboratory provider Quest Diagnostics recently acknowledged that a billings collections vendor it works with suffered a data breach on its web payment system that may have exposed information of nearly 12 million of Quest’s patients. The third-party company, Elmsford, N.Y.-based American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), is contracted with Optum360 LLC, which in turn provides payment services to Quest.