A look ahead to the unification of healthcare and how patients access their information. It has been announced that Apple is expanding its HealthKit application to make it possible for a person to view their own health records on their mobile devices. According to Apple, it is strange that people…
The ransomware crisis continues to impact hospitals and health systems with little sign of slowing down. In 2017, IT security in healthcare was in the media spotlight. In May, the WannaCry ransomware hit thousands of information systems. It was followed by NotPetya, which took down Merck and Nuance. In June,…
EDITOR'S NOTE: Edward Roche, in association with RACmonitor, is writing a series of articles on the need for U.S. healthcare facilities to protect themselves from cybercriminals demanding ransoms for patient records. This is the eleventh installment in the series. Virtually all major healthcare organizations in the United States have reported…
EDITOR'S NOTE: Edward Roche, in association with RACmonitor, is writing a series of articles on the need for U.S. healthcare facilities to protect themselves from cybercriminals demanding ransoms for patient records. This is the ninth installment in the series. Today, we take a brief look back in history to determine:…
EDITOR'S NOTE: Edward Roche, in association with RACmonitor, is writing a series on the need for U.S. healthcare facilities to protect themselves from cybercriminals demanding ransoms for patient records. This is the eighth installment in the series.  Hospitals can mitigate the damage from a cyberattack by engaging in simulations designed…
EDITOR'S NOTE: Edward Roche, in association with RACmonitor, is writing a series on the need for U.S. healthcare facilities to protect themselves from cybercriminals demanding ransoms for patient records. This is the seventh installment in the series. Cybercrime is on everyone’s minds these days, even when there is a Medicare…
EDITOR'S NOTE: Edward Roche, in association with RACmonitor, is writing a series on the need for U.S. healthcare facilities to protect themselves from cybercriminals demanding ransoms for patient records. This is the sixth installment in this series. Cybersecurity audits now are becoming an integral part of the internal control requirements…
EDITOR'S NOTE: Edward Roche, in association with RACmonitor, is writing a series on the need for U.S. healthcare facilities to protect themselves from cybercriminals demanding ransoms for patient records. This is the fifth installment in that series and comes on the heels of a reported cyberattack Tuesday at Heritage Valley…
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on cybersecurity in healthcare. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Task Force also just released a report suggesting that current guidelines are not adequate to meet the current situation. The hearing was prompted…