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Securing The Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem (page 40)

By |July 2nd, 2019|

Every CISO knows that April, 2019 was a grim milestone: the worst month for healthcare data breaches
since 2010, when the Office for Civil Rights began reporting healthcare data breaches of 500 individuals
or more publicly. In April, 44 breaches were reported and the medical records of nearly 700,000 people
were compromised.

Small Providers Still Struggling with Cybersecurity, Risk Management

By |July 2nd, 2019|

A new report from KLAS and CHIME find that while large organizations are becoming more sophisticated in their cybersecurity strategies, smaller providers are not keeping pace with governance, risk management, and other security elements.

Clearwater Supports First-in-the-Nation Healthcare Cybersecurity Leadership Program

By |July 1st, 2019|

Clearwater is proud to announce that Executive Chairman Bob Chaput has been invited to be part of the faculty for a new professional certificate program offered by the University of Texas. Titled Leadership in Healthcare Privacy and Security Risk Management, the first-in-the-nation certificate is designed to help fill the acute need for a trained, non-technical workforce to protect healthcare systems in Texas and our nation from fast-evolving cybersecurity threats.

Medical Device Cybersecurity: The Top Challenges

By |June 25th, 2019|

Identity and access management continues to be a top medical device cybersecurity challenge, says security expert Mark Identity and access management continues to be a top medical device cybersecurity challenge, says Clearwater security expert Mark Sexton. “A number of these devices cannot be integrated into normal technical controls, like Active Directory, that you use on your network to manage user access and monitor that activity,” he notes in an interview with Information Security Media Group.

Servers Cause Most Health Breaches, C-Suite Lacks Funds to Fight Threats

By |June 17th, 2019|

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 Works with Uber Health to Improve Patient Access to Trials

By |June 12th, 2019|

ClinOne is now integrated with Uber Health to provide patient transportation services to clinical trial sites.

Uber Health Exec: ‘There’s So Much We Can Do When It Comes to Home Care’

By |June 9th, 2019|

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.

NBC10 Responds: 2 Medical Companies Reveal Massive Data Breaches

By |June 6th, 2019|

Two medical companies have revealed massive data breaches. Nearly 20 million patients have been exposed because of it. Jon Moore, SVP & Chief Risk Officer provides perspective on the impact of this third-party data breach. 

Quest Diagnostics: Data on 12 Million Patients Exposed

By |June 4th, 2019|

A data breach at American Medical Collection Agency has affected nearly 12 million patients who had lab tests performed by Quest Diagnostics. The incident, which appears to be the biggest health data breach to be revealed so far in 2019, exposed financial data, Social Security numbers and certain medical information, the lab test firm reports. In a statement Monday, Secaucus, New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics says AMCA, based in Elmsford, New York, informed the lab testing firm in May that an “unauthorized user” had access to AMCA’s system containing personal information the collections agency received from various entities, including from Quest.

AHIMA Advantage: Anticipating Privacy, Security Changes Ahead—Going Back To Basics

By |June 3rd, 2019|

Other developing issues could affect privacy and security rules, says Wes Morris, CHP, CIPM, HCISPP, Managing Principal Consultant, Clearwater, Mountain Home, ID. For example, opium reporting rules are evolving differently state by state, creating a challenge for HIM professionals to understand which rules apply to them and how they sync with federal regulations, says Morris, who also co-chairs the Privacy and Security Practice Council.”…I would encourage the industry as a whole to,  first and foremost, make sure what you have in place is working for you and meeting the needs of two groups: patients, whose information you are there to protect and manage, and the staff of your organization, who have to work within your policies and procedures.”

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