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IT Management

HIMSS Launches Interactive Cybersecurity Hub

2016 18 Oct

  Next week, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will launch a new, interactive Cybersecurity Hub. The move is part of the HIMSS Innovation Centre located in Cleveland.   HIMSS describe the hub as an “immersive learning environment aimed at de-mystifying the evolving threat landscape for executives, healthcare providers,... Read more

IT Management

Healthcare Cybersecurity: Integrate or Fail

2016 19 Sep

A standards body has said that in order for healthcare IT security to succeed it has to align with the overall activities of an organisation if it has any chance of being effective. The chief of the Baldrige PerformanceExcellence Program just launched under the umbrella of The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), says that cybersecurity... Read more

IT Management

HIMSS 2017

2016 02 Sep

HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events. HIMSS North America represents... Read more

Health Management

No More Ransom

2016 25 Aug

There are two simple yet effective preventive measures ‏that a public or private enterprise must put into place ‏to stop cybercriminals in their tracks says Europol; ‏practice pristine digital hygiene and keep anti-virus protection ‏up-to-date.   While these steps should be taken as the bare minimum ‏to protect an organisation, if the dramatic increase... Read more

Health Management

Medical Device Cybersecurity

2016 25 Aug

WHEN WILL YOUR PACEMAKER BE HACKED ?In 2013, the Washington Post (among other news outlets) ‏reported that Vice President Dick Cheney’s cardiac ‏pacemaker had its wireless capabilities disabled when ‏implanted in 2007 to eliminate any potential cyberintrusion ‏threat (Peterson, 2013). This old headline, with the more ‏recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read more

IT Management

Cybersecurity: Who Can You Trust?

2016 12 Jul

A new Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) report has highlighted a new threat to cybersecurity in healthcare; technology companies that cannot deliver the security that they promise. As Ransomware incidents have spread throughout healthcare, CISOs of hospitals have been under increasing pressure to safeguard the security and privacy... Read more

Health Management

Prognosis Negative

2016 01 Jul

THE HEALTH SECTOR’S CYBER -HYGIENE EPIDEMICNietzsche said, “All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity”. Unfortunately, for the health sector the issues of ransomware, malware and hackers must worsen before things improve. This is not a sadistic estimation; rather, it is... Read more

IT Management

eHealth Forum 2016

2016 16 Jun

The eHealth Forum is 1 event in 2 venues spanning the city of Athens:Venue 1: The Forum at the Megaron Athens International Conference Center where stakeholders with knowledge and expertise will come together;Venue 2:The Festival at Technopolis City of Athens is the 1st health technology event open to the public with free admission, to experience how... Read more

IT Management

CHIME & AEHIS: Suggestions to Lawmakers for Better Cybersecurity

2016 23 May

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) have prepared a written statement for lawmakers offering suggestions for improvement of IT security in healthcare. Referring to a recent Ponemon Institute report on the dangerous state of healthcare cybersecurity,... Read more

IT Management

Ransomware Attacks Hit Three Quarters of Hospitals - Without Them Knowing

2016 11 Apr

Research has shown that as many as 75 percent of hospitals in the U.S. could have been victims of a ransomware attack over the last year with a significant number unaware of the cyber intrusion. The data was gathered in the study Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics Quick HIT Survey: Ransomware. About 25 percent could not confirm if they had been... Read more

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