electronic health record


Due to the sensitive information housed within medical records (Social Security numbers, addresses, medical claim data etc.), healthcare has always been one of the most frequently targeted industries by cybercriminals. Hackers who successfully steal this data can profit in a big way, as it has high value in the cybercrime black market. As digital capabilities grow within healthcare, so too do the number of vulnerabilities. This upsurge in capabilities and targets can largely be credited to the rise of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT),... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
According to a report posted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 87 percent of office-based physicians had adopted some form of electronic health record (EHR) as of 2015. This is more than double the 42 percent that had done so when data was collected in 2008. Along with an increase in EHR adoption, we have also witnessed a global healthcare revolution in data collection and research. Access to such data improves the care and quality of life of those individuals these institutions serve. The challenge... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Information governance is nothing new, but for it to be effective, it requires understanding, flexibility, and collaboration between a variety of teams and departments. Fortinet’s Susan Biddle offers her insights into the role of information governance in organizational security and how healthcare organizations can adapt. Can solid information governance boost security for an organization? If so, in what ways? Security is all about protecting the critical assets and intellectual property of an organization, while maximizing their value.... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Nine out of ten healthcare organizations have suffered a breach in the past two years, according to a new Ponemon study, and the data shows that these breaches could be costing the industry upwards of $6 billion. When analyzing the sources of these breaches, it should come as no surprise that criminal attacks represent more than half of the total as healthcare records provide a treasure trove of valuable data. The remainder of the breaches tends to result from internal issues like employee mistakes, third-party snags, and stolen connected devices. While... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
On February 21, Hussein Syed, Chief Information Security Officer at Barnabas Health System, and Ladi Adefala, Senior Security Strategist at Fortinet, led a roundtable discussion at HIMSS17 about the evolving challenges of securing the next-generation healthcare enterprise. The session was geared toward providing attendees with information around the current threats targeting the healthcare industry, how organizations can align security to the progressive business model, and the emerging trends in security practices that are protecting organizations... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
More than any other database containing sensitive information for a large quantity of people, electronic health records (EHRs) are an especially attractive target for hackers. The patient data they hold can be used for financial gain, as recent reports show that stolen healthcare databases are being sold on the deep web for as much as US$500,000. But we’ve also seen a number of instances where large data breaches have occurred at the hands of state actors looking to collect data for espionage purposes. No matter the reasoning behind... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Mar 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
An integrated security solution can help healthcare organizations manage their surplus of siloed technologies. Read this post to find out how. There was a time in the healthcare industry when the pulse oximeter was considered by many to be the most technologically-advanced product on the market. This device was designed to measure the oxygen saturation of blood and was not connected to wireless networks. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends