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Latest on Mobile Use in Hospitals

2016 10 Oct

More healthcare facilities are implementing a protocol for mobile device use as hacking threatens data security and pressure on internal Wi-Fi networks rises.   According to communications firm Spok, in order to address these issues the majority of hospitals are devising and implementing regulations on use of mobile devices within their four walls.... Read more

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Best Cloud for Your Digital Strategy

2016 11 Jan

Cloud plays an important role in any hospital's digital transformation. The technology can help improve workflows and provide access to new information for better patient care, while maintaining security and required governance, according to an article in   "While most think of the public cloud when they hear the term, cloud... Read more

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IT Security Complacency High

2015 20 Oct

Many healthcare professionals believe criminals are increasingly targeting health IT systems; however, only 10 percent or less of healthcare organisations' IT budget goes toward cybersecurity and protecting their patients' highly sensitive information, according to a new study from Trustwave. The survey was conducted to measure the challenges facing... Read more

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EHR Security in UK in Question

2015 19 Oct

Most patients in the UK (79 percent) would worry about the security of their health record if this was part of a national electronic health record (EHR) system, according to a new study published in the journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. The finding highlights the need for intensive public education and engagement initiatives to communicate... Read more

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6 Tips for How to Prevent a Healthcare Data Breach

2015 02 Jun

Health care data breaches can cost any health facility not just in terms of fines or potential legal costs but the trust and confidence of patients.The following 6 tips can help prevent a data breach. Risk Assessment Conduct a risk assessment on your security policies in order to ascertain potential threats and weaknesses in your system. This way, you... Read more

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#eHW15: The Future of Data Security?

2015 12 May

eHealth Week Riga - Day Two: Ministerial Session – Privacy and Data Protection in HealthcareThere cannot be a congress on eHealth without a look at data security. Several serious recent medical data breaches in the US have highlighted the risks facing electronic information. The FBI has been quoted as saying that that whereas two years ago there were... Read more

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