Better Together: Security & Privacy

When you think about protecting sensitive data, do you think about privacy or security? It’s a trick question because the answer should be “Both.”...
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The Road Ahead: Year-end Trends in Healthcare Cybersecurity

Healthcare data breaches account for over 22% of the data breaches so far in 2017. To put a number on it, that’s nearly 2 million health data...
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HIPAA & HITRUST: Learning to Walk, Before You Can Run

Are you considering HITRUST but haven’t yet put your HIPAA house in order? That’s similar to starting college when you’ve not yet earned your high...
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Cybercrime in healthcare is the new normal. How can we reduce the number of attacks?

Ransomware is growing in popularity because it works. A recently released study by Google estimates that ransomware victims have paid over $25million...
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Cybercrime: Why is the Healthcare Industry Under Siege?

Why is healthcare so heavily and successfully targeted by cybercrime? It’s a tough question, but after a record number of breaches last year – nearly...
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How does your Breach Security Compare to the rest of the Healthcare Industry?

According to research conducted by Intel in 2015, avoiding breaches and associated business impacts is the top privacy and security concern across...
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Cybercrime in Healthcare - Part 3

This week we saw yet another cybercrime attack on a large hospital system. This is the latest in a series of apparent ransomware attacks starting in...
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Apple CareKit: What it means for Patient Privacy

Apple held their latest product unveil earlier this week and of course there was the obligatory newest iPhone announcement. What was more...
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Cybercrime in Health Care -Part 2

Hospitals: The New Frontier for Medical Device Cybercrime As I penned my most recent blog last week, I did not expect to have a new healthcare...
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Cybercrime - How safe is your health data?

By now you may have heard about the recent ransom attack at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. Hackers held the hospital’s electronics medical...
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4 Reasons why Healthcare Data Breaches will continue to rise! Part 2

  In Part 1 of this blog, I discussed 2 key reasons why we should expect a rise in the number of healthcare data breaches: No. 1 The rise of the...
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4 Reasons why Healthcare Data Breaches will continue! Part – 1

Digital health companies are rapidly becoming the new frontline for data security in the healthcare industry. This year alone we have seen almost 100...
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1776dc.com: Why Your Health Data Is Worth More Than Your Financial Data

This article first appeared on 1776dc.com on November 14, 2014. Click here to see the original version. We are all used to the steps banks take to...
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Will all health data soon be regulated?

  Following Julie Brill’s comments earlier this year about “consumer generated health data” where she clearly implied that the Federal Trade...
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Concerned about HIPAA Compliance? If You’re a Health Startup, Yes

This article first appeared on 1776dc.com on January 7th, 2014. Click here to see the original version. (Photo courtesy of Flickr / USDA) I...
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Set the FDA mobile medical app guidance free! - Part 2

Bradley Merrill Thompson follows up his first article by responding to comments made by athenahealth’s VP of Government Affairs, Mr. Dan Haley. You...
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Set the FDA mobile medical app guidance free!

  Bradley Merrill Thompson publishes a great piece offering 5 factual reasons why we should all support publication of the FDA mobile medical app...
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