National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2018

October brings with it the 15th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative initiative between government and industry that aims to ensure all Americans have the appropriate resources to stay safe and secure online. Since its inception in 2004, NCSAM has been driving to turn internet security into a shared responsibility for customers, […]

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Social media poses a constant HIPAA risk

It is well reported that insider threats pose the biggest cyber security risk to healthcare organizations. According to Verizon’s Protected Health Information Data Breach Report, the majority (58%) of healthcare PHI data breaches are caused by insiders. Furthermore, healthcare is the only industry where insider threats pose a greater threat to sensitive data than external […]

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Most US businesses lack adequate phishing defenses

Phishing is now the number one cyber threat faced by businesses and it is gaining momentum at an alarming rate; one method that appears to be gaining particular momentum is spear phishing, a method whereby the sender persuades the recipient to share personal information by tricking them into believing they are responding to a trustworthy […]

Better clinical communications

Texting & PHI: 18 things you should never share

Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, more commonly known as HIPAA, there is no specific sanction regarding the use of text messaging to share Protected Healthcare Information (PHI). However, there are strict regulations that prohibit the communication of PHI via any unsecure electronic format and, as text messages are not sent or stored […]

Improving mobility in clinical settings

Despite the ground-breaking advancements in medical technology, many traditional communication methods, such as the humble pager, are still commonplace in healthcare organizations. As a result, communication between physicians and care teams is often a cumbersome process: A study from the University of California printed in Becker’s Hospital Review found more than a quarter of hospital […]

Healthcare data breach costs on the rise

With many healthcare organizations now coordinating the care of millions of patients and an increasing number of devices and systems connected to the Internet, the threat to the protection of patient healthcare information is on the rise, and carries with it a staggering cost to the public health service. This year IBM Security and Ponemon […]

Healthcare phishing attack leads to biggest breach of 2018

Phishing attacks are a major threat to the healthcare industry and U.S. businesses more generally. The 2018 Verizon data breach report revealed that phishing attacks are not only prominent, they’re also on the rise, with 43% of data breaches stemming from such incidents. Not only are these types of attacks costly in the literal sense […]

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Introducing DocbookMD One-Way Paging

The healthcare communication landscape is evolving. Now more than ever, healthcare professionals need communication tools that can deliver uncompromised mobility, reliability, and security, within the convenience of a mobile application. Consequently, smartphone usage within medical practices is increasing, and the reliance on pagers is decreasing. But while pager usage may be on the decline, the […]

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10 biggest HIPAA breaches of 2018 so far

As the number of security threats continue to grow, and as criminals become more sophisticated in their methods, keeping protected health information (PHI) safe and secure is becoming increasingly difficult for healthcare organizations. To highlight this, we’ve rounded up the 10 biggest reported HIPAA breaches of 2018 so far. 1. CA Department of Developmental Services […]