Security challenges in healthcare IoT

Security challenges in healthcare IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry. But as with any new technology, it also brings a slew of security risks healthcare professionals need to address. Devices that contain a treasure trove of patient data are attractive targets for cybercriminals. Healthcare apps, for instance, contain plenty of sensitive information, […]

Transform healthcare by using blockchain

Transform healthcare by using blockchain

In an age when data privacy has never been more important, blockchain has rapidly expanded and has taken over several industries, including healthcare and pharmacological sciences. Propositions concerning blockchain-based technology are still in the process of development, but it’s high time to start familiarizing yourself with this trend. What is blockchain? Although the technology is […]

Are you HIPAA-Compliant? 4 Things to look for

Are you HIPAA-Compliant? 4 Things to look for

Electronic protected health information (ePHI) is extremely private and its exposure could lead to negative consequences such as social stigma and job discrimination. HIPAA protects this information and grants patients the right to view their own health information so that they can enjoy more control over their care. Healthcare practices must therefore make sure that […]

AI is changing the face of healthcare

AI is changing the face of healthcare

Technological advancements have a tremendous effect on the healthcare industry. Something called machine learning is the first step toward artificial intelligence (AI) and it’s already streamlining service delivery for those in the medical profession. Here are a few examples your practice could be missing out on. Virtual personal health assistants At the helm of the […]

Learn the basics of EHR hardware

Learn the basics of EHR hardware

Ease of access, legibility, and accuracy are key considerations when maintaining health records, especially to ensure compliance with industry regulations. With an EHR system, navigating through patients’ entire medical histories has become much more convenient and secure. EHR stands for “Electronic Health Record,” and a lot can go into getting your practice ready for one […]

Features of Mobile Device Management in Healthcare

Features of Mobile Device Management in Healthcare

Just like other industries, healthcare providers are using mobile devices for doing work and communicating with practitioners, staff, and patients. Wireless networks and portable devices in the healthcare setting have their benefits, and the IT staff must have controls like Mobile Device Management (MDM) software to efficiently maintain and manage the security and privacy required […]

How to defend against insider threats

How to defend against insider threats

First off, what is an insider threat in healthcare? An insider threat is an individual inside an organization discovered to have been accessing healthcare records without authorization. Healthcare companies must take steps to reduce the potential for insider threats, which is their top source of security incidents.

HIPAA Requires Careful Social Media Posting

HIPAA Requires Careful Social Media Posting

Healthcare providers that use Social Media can interact with their patients, advertise new services, and quickly communicate urgent announcements or messages. There’s immense potential for it to improve care, but also to expose patient-specific information. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA) became law with the goal of protecting the […]

Cybersecurity protocols to protect PHI

Cybersecurity protocols to protect PHI

As you are well aware, healthcare companies and the vast amount of valuable patient information they hold have become a major target of cyberattacks. Hospitals must combat this with a highly-trained team of technicians equipped with premium systems and protocols, including: Routine Access Monitoring To control access to protected health information (PHI), your IT department […]

How to avoid Spectre & Meltdown attacks

How to avoid Spectre & Meltdown attacks

Hospitals and clinics have been storing confidential medical files and patient data in highly protected servers. But unless patches are being installed, Spectre and Meltdown attacks could undermine the security of healthcare providers. Why is Spectre and Meltdown a big problem for healthcare providers? Spectre and Meltdown are security flaws in computer chips that give […]