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Cybersecurity: Key Best Practices for Protecting Health Data

2019 19 Nov

With digital technology now widely used in healthcare, from doctor appointment scheduling apps to telehealth systems, risks of patient data being hacked have increased immensely. As such, the concept of "patient wellbeing" has evolved to include data privacy and protection.   This change is not surprising considering that, given recent high-profile cyberattacks –notably... Read more

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Part 2: How to be one step ahead of healthcare cyber hackers

2019 03 Apr

  A recent report from advisory BDO has highlighted ‘the most underrated cyber threats’ in the healthcare sector. ‘Brace for the Breach’, showed a growing trend in decentralised cyber attacks and nation state cyber attacks on hospitals  in addition to a movement towards rypto jacking replacing Ransomware. In part 2 of a 2-part interview,... Read more

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Deception technology in battle against cyber-threats

2018 27 Mar

According to an annual study on privacy and security of healthcare data, Ponemon Institute reports that nearly 90 percent of healthcare organisations have been breached. More importantly, the approximate average cost of each data breach for these organisations is nearly $2.2 million. It is expected that in 2018, cyberattacks will become even more... Read more

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Cyber hackers could kill patients with wearable health monitors

2018 16 Mar

Hackers could kill patients by attacking their wearable health monitors, the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineers has warned. In a new report, security experts warn that health technology, such as pacemakers and heart pumps, are vulnerable to cyber attacks that can have “severe consequences” on patient safety. The academy warns... Read more

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Health IT: Benefits to Both Patients and Providers

2017 31 Jan

Information technology continues to expand its role in improving care delivery, especially with increasing use of mHealth tools. In addition to improving quality of care, healthcare leaders are increasingly relying on IT to improve their organisation's overall operational or business performance.      Embracing bimodal or hybrid IT... Read more