OnPage News: Medical Device Security

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Health Data Security Top 2016 Issues Article Courtesy of:  Health IT Security  “Hospital leaders have to deal with a lot of new technology issues…so this list is intended to assist them in their efforts to update or implement their strategic technology plans.” Medical device cybersecurity and health data security have both been tabbed as top healthcare issues for 2016 in separate releases. First, the ECRI Institute explained in its list of the Top 10 Technological Advances to Watch in 2016 that medical device cybersecurity is a top issue that could affect care delivery. “Hospital leaders have to deal with a lot of new technology issues—and demands from different departments in their facilities—so this list is intended to assist them in their efforts to update or implement their strategic technology plans,” Robert P. Maliff, director, applied solutions group, ECRI Institute, said in a statement. ECRI also said that mobile strike units, […] Read more »

OnPage: HIPAA Compliance Security 2015

OnPage - HIPAA Compliance 2015 -Health IT Security

Article Courtesy of:  HealthIT Security HIPAA Compliance, Data Breaches Are Top 2015 Stories As 2015 comes to an end, it can be beneficial to review the top issues that covered entities and their business associates encountered on a daily basis. Understanding HIPAA compliance will be critical for 2016, especially as the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) begins to conduct the next round of HIPAA audits. Moreover, learning from the healthcare data breaches of the past year will help organizations create stronger and more comprehensive data security plans. HealthITSecurity.com reviewed some of the top stories from 2015, highlighting key issues and what organizations should potentially look for in the new year. HIPAA compliance, violations Several OCR HIPAA settlements were finalized this past year, ranging in fines from thousands of dollars to millions of dollars. For example, Brighton, Massachusetts-based St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (SEMC) agreed to $218,400 after potential HIPAA violations stemming from […] Read more »