“Cyber Czar” Praises ISA on Health Care Program

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm

In an unusual move, the White House’s cyber security lead, the so called “Cyber Czar,” Howard Schmidt joined the ISA, ANSI, and the Santa Fe Group at the National Press Club  for the launch of the ISA’s most recent publication in its Financial Risk Management Program: “The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information – […]

OR: Portland Psychiatrist Alerting Patients Personal Information Stolen

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 9:39 am

By Dissent Nick Budnick reports: A Northwest Portland psychiatrist is putting out public notice that personal information of 480 current and former patients on a laptop was stolen from his office. A burglar broke into Dr. David Turner’s office last October, stealing the laptop and other items. Turner is now seeking current and former patients to […]

PHI Project Release Report About Health Care Data Security

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

PHI PROJECT RELEASE REPORT ABOUT HEALTH CARE DATA SECURITY On Monday, the PHI Project released a report about the state of data security within health care organizations titled, “The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security.” Key findings: Weak Data Security: health care organizations are entrusted with safeguarding patient privacy, […]

Healthcare Security Pros Need To Speak The Language of Finance

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Experts say PHI protectors can’t pay for data protection because they don’t know how to make the business case for it By Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading As the number of healthcare data breaches continues to snowball, executives put in charge of safeguarding protected health information (PHI) can’t keep up with the risks inherent […]

Healthcare Industry CIOs, CSOs Must Improve Security

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

By Thor Olavsrud Given that stolen medical records can bring $50 apiece on the underground market, the frequency and magnitude of data breaches involving electronic health records is increasing. In an effort to help CIOs and CSOs build a better business case for enhancing security, a group of standards and security organizations have issued a new […]