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  • 8 Takeaways from the 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report

    8 Takeaways from the 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report

    Discover eight of the top takeaways from the recent 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report from IBM and Ponemon Institute in this blog post.

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  • Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: Millions of Americans’ Data Exposed on the Internet, Best Practices for Mitigating Insider Threats, NIST Re

    Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: Millions of Americans’ Data Exposed on the Internet, Best Practices for Mitigating Insider Threats, NIST Re

    Every month, we compile the most compelling healthcare privacy and security related news stories. Below, you’ll learn more about millions of Americans’ medical imaging data being available for...

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  • How to Create a Culture of Privacy in Healthcare

    How to Create a Culture of Privacy in Healthcare

    Maintaining patient privacy is an ongoing necessity for healthcare organizations – but it’s not enough to tick items off a checklist to ensure that patient data remains protected.

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  • Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: Black Market PHI Driving Espionage, Migrating to the Cloud to Protect Healthcare Data Security, and More

    Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: Black Market PHI Driving Espionage, Migrating to the Cloud to Protect Healthcare Data Security, and More

    Every month, we compile the most compelling healthcare privacy and security related news stories. Below, you’ll learn more about black market PHI driving espionage, an alarming amount of hospital...

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  • Facing the Opioid Crisis by Identifying Signs of Drug Diversion

    Facing the Opioid Crisis by Identifying Signs of Drug Diversion

    The opioid crisis is an ongoing dilemma in the healthcare industry. In the past year alone, more than 115 people died each day from prescription opioid overdoses in the United States. And...

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  • Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: GDPR Compliance Fines for a Netherlands Hospital, Healthcare’s Number One Financial Issue, and More

    Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: GDPR Compliance Fines for a Netherlands Hospital, Healthcare’s Number One Financial Issue, and More

    Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: GDPR Compliance Fines for a Netherlands Hospital, Healthcare’s Number One Financial Issue, and More

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  • The Proliferation of PHI: Securing Patient Data in the Digital Era

    The Proliferation of PHI: Securing Patient Data in the Digital Era

    Technological innovation continues to expand every day in healthcare. New and emerging technologies solve industry challenges, create improvements in patient access, help protect patient data, and...

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  • Best Practices for Avoiding False Positives for Healthcare Data Security

    Best Practices for Avoiding False Positives for Healthcare Data Security

    False positives are a thorn in the side while monitoring PHI. Here are some best practices to reduce false positives for healthcare data security.

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  • Top 3 Healthcare IT Challenges Children’s Hospitals Face

    Top 3 Healthcare IT Challenges Children’s Hospitals Face

    Children’s hospitals are renowned for the expert care they provide. But because of the specialized nature of their services and the vulnerability of their patients, they face unique healthcare IT...

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  • Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: Class Action Lawsuit Against Google, Denial of Drug Diversion at Practitioners’ Own Facilities, and More

    Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: Class Action Lawsuit Against Google, Denial of Drug Diversion at Practitioners’ Own Facilities, and More

    Every month, we compile the most compelling healthcare privacy and security related news stories. Below, you’ll learn more about a class action lawsuit against Google, how healthcare executives...

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  • The NIST CSF Framework – What Does it Mean for Healthcare?

    The NIST CSF Framework – What Does it Mean for Healthcare?

    NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is a non-regulatory federal agency of the U.S. Commerce Department. Established in 1901, NIST was designed to promote innovation and...

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  • Cloud Computing in Healthcare – What are the Benefits and Challenges?

    Cloud Computing in Healthcare – What are the Benefits and Challenges?

    From cutting costs to increasing efficiency, leveraging the cloud drives healthcare to integrate innovative technology to improve patient care. By implementing software like Office 365 and...

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  • 4 Ways Healthcare Organizations use Machine Learning for Healthcare Security

    4 Ways Healthcare Organizations use Machine Learning for Healthcare Security

    What are the most effective ways for healthcare organizations to utilize machine learning for healthcare security? This blog post explains the top four methods.

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  • Monthly Healthcare Privacy News Roundup: HIPAA-Compliant Alexa, the top 100 hospitals in the US, and More

    Monthly Healthcare Privacy News Roundup: HIPAA-Compliant Alexa, the top 100 hospitals in the US, and More

    Every month, we compile the most compelling healthcare privacy- and security-related news stories. Below, you’ll learn more about Amazon Alexa’s newly HIPAA-compliant skills, the best hospitals in...

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  • 5 Questions to Ask for Strengthening HIPAA Business Associate Agreements

    5 Questions to Ask for Strengthening HIPAA Business Associate Agreements

    As a healthcare industry professional, these are the five questions you should ask yourself to ensure your business associate relationships are as risk-free as possible.

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  • HIMSS Proposes a New Interoperability Definition in Healthcare

    HIMSS Proposes a New Interoperability Definition in Healthcare

    In its latest evolution, HIMSS is proposing a new interoperability definition in healthcare. So what does this mean for the healthcare industry?

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  • What CMS and ONC’s Proposed Rules on Data Blocking in Healthcare Mean for Patient Privacy, Security

    What CMS and ONC’s Proposed Rules on Data Blocking in Healthcare Mean for Patient Privacy, Security

    What is data blocking, and what do the ONC and CMS's proposed rules mean for healthcare privacy, security, and interoperability?

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  • 5 Types of Insider Threats in Healthcare – and How to Mitigate Them

    5 Types of Insider Threats in Healthcare – and How to Mitigate Them

    Every healthcare organization needs to defend itself from a major security concern – insider threats. From the malicious worker to the careless employee, these are the insiders you need to thwart.

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  • Canadian Data Privacy Laws, Security Frameworks, and Cloud Compliance

    Canadian Data Privacy Laws, Security Frameworks, and Cloud Compliance

    In an increasingly digital world, personal information is becoming harder to protect. In response, many countries have developed and enacted privacy laws to strike a balance between information...

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  • 5 Top Takeaways from HIMSS 2019

    5 Top Takeaways from HIMSS 2019

    Every year, HIMSS is a wealth of information, and 2019 was no exception. Discover the top five takeaways from HIMSS 2019 in this informative blog post.

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