November 5, 2019

Easing the Pain of Security Audits with MyVCM Auditor Connect

Today we announced an exciting new addition to the Ostendio MyVCM platform - MyVCM Auditor Connect. You can read the press release here, but I...
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October 31, 2019

What Anyone in Healthcare Needs to Know about Data Breaches

There is no single industry with greater sensitivity to data breaches than healthcare. But unfortunately, breaches across healthcare companies,...
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November 29, 2017

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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October 19, 2017

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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July 31, 2017

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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June 12, 2017

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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May 9, 2017

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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February 3, 2017

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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March 31, 2016

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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March 24, 2016

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 interesting...
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March 2, 2016

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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February 29, 2016

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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August 20, 2015

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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August 13, 2015

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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November 17, 2014

1776dc.com: Why Your Health Data Is Worth More Than Your Financial Data

This article first appeared on 1776dc.com on November 14, 2014.  We are all used to the steps banks take to protect our financial information. They...
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October 2, 2014

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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January 8, 2014

Concerned about HIPAA Compliance? If You’re a Health Startup, Yes

This article first appeared on 1776dc.com on January 7th, 2014.  (Photo courtesy of Flickr / USDA) I typically can tell if a health-tech startup...
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September 5, 2013

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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August 30, 2013

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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