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IT Management

How to Defend Against a Cyber Attack

2016 29 Feb

Recent malware attacks on a hospital in Hollywood and a second in Germany have highlighted the role of human error in paralysing the IT of healthcare and the urgent need to train staff to recognise a cyber-threat. Last month Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Centre was forced to pay ransom after malware froze its IT systems while Lucas Hospital reverted to... Read more

IT Management

eHealth on EU Digital Standards Agenda

2015 09 Oct

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on Standards for the Digital Single Market (DSM). The aim is to gather views on priorities for standards in key technology areas which are critical to achieving the DSM. eHealth is one of these key areas where standards need to be built."Broadly speaking, we are following up on the eHealth action... Read more

IT Management

Study: mHealth Apps Have Poor Data Privacy Protection

2015 02 Oct

According to researchers, mobile health applications accredited by the UK National Health Service do not adequately protect the privacy of users' personal health information. The accreditation process requires app vendors to uphold the principles of data protection embodied in the UK Data Protection Act. However, the apps examined by the researchers... Read more

IT Management

HIMSS: 87% of Providers Invest in Data Protection vs. New Threats

2015 04 Jul

Healthcare providers take the issue of cybersecurity seriously, and most of them (87 percent) have implemented new technology and personnel to guard against cyberattacks, results of the 2015 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey show. Two-thirds of those surveyed also indicated that their organisations had experienced a significant security incident recently.... Read more


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