Security threats can be next to invisible, but this infographic shows exactly where your healthcare organization can be most at risk. It also gives you valuable tips for helping secure your patient data, financial documents, and medical records.
Fully updated for 2019, this guide covers the latest technologies and best practices for print, device, document, information, and cybersecurity. Learn how you can help maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of health records throughout your organization.
Labeling blood and other samples at the time they are collected improves patient safety
and helps prevent a host of problems related to misidentification — including many of
the estimated 160,900 adverse events that occur in U.S. hospitals annually because
of sample identification errors.1 There is a strong and growing body of evidence within
medical literature that creating specimen identification labels on demand at the patient
bedside with a mobile printer can significantly reduce errors. The Joint Commission’s
National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) for 2010 advocate the use of two patient-specific
identifiers, such as name and birthdate, whenever taking blood or other samples from
a patient, and to label the sample collection container in the presence of the patient.
Producing specimen labels at the patient bedside and encoding patient identification in
a barcode satisfies both The Joint Commission’s NPSG and Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. T
AWS supports healthcare organizations with HIPAA Eligible Services and the AWS Healthcare Compliance program. AWS products and services are being used by many customers that handle electronic patient health information (PHI) to build solutions that meet HIPAA and HITRUST regulatory requirements for cloud-based workloads.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how AWS HIPAA Eligible Services can help you build secure workloads to handle PHI in compliance with HIPAA and HITRUST standards. AWS Healthcare experts will be joined in this webinar by AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners ClearDATA and Cloudticity.
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Phoenix Children’s CISO, Daniel Shuler, and its IT security team are responsible for protecting 5,000 endpoints in the hospital and across more than 20 clinics in the region. Endpoints include physician and staff laptops and desktops, nursing stations, servers, Windows-based clinical devices, credit card payment processors, and point-of-sale terminals. These endpoints are used to store and/or process personal health information (PHI), and payment and credit card information. They must comply with HIPAA for PHI and voluntarily comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) for credit card data. The IT security team’s existing industry-leading AV solution claimed to provide visibility into malicious activity aimed at the endpoints. It continuously reported all endpoints were safe, sound, and secure. This caused Daniel to be suspicious. He knew from experience that such low levels of endpoint malicious activity was highly unlikely. Read the full case study to learn about the results Cylance was able to deliver.
Published By: dinCloud
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Under the leadership of Stephen Arndt, consulting CIO, Medicalodges – a Kansas-based post-acute healthcare company – was looking to transition away from maintaining its own hardware on premises and needed a partner to help its small IT team maintain and monitor its data center infrastructure. As a healthcare services provider, Medicalodges is subject to HIPAA regulation. In order to maintain compliance, the company required a solution with inherent business continuity and redundancy.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
The security-oriented rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is designed to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of ‘electronic protected health information’ (ePHI). However, to comply with the Security Rule and to demonstrate that security controls are in place and working is no easy task, especially for today’s resource-constrained IT security teams.
AlienVault® Unified Security Management™ (USM) helps you to accelerate your path to HIPAA compliance and simplifies maintaining your HIPAA certification thereafter. With multiple essential security capabilities together into a single platform, AlienVault USM gives you an affordable and easy-to-use solution to satisfy the HIPAA Security Rule, and provides highly customizable, predefined HIPAA compliance reports out of the box, making it fast and simple to get the visibility you need to maintain your organization’s security posture.
Data—dynamic, in demand and distributed—is challenging to
secure. But you need to protect sensitive data, whether it’s stored
on-premises, off-site, or in big-data, private- or hybrid-cloud
environments. Protecting sensitive data can take many forms, but
nearly any organization needs to keep its data accessible, protect
data from loss or compromise, and comply with a raft of regulations
and mandates. These can include the Payment Card Industry Data
Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the European Union (EU)
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even in the cloud, where
you may have less immediate control, you must still control your
sensitive data—and compliance mandates still apply.
To best address HIPAA compliance, maintain productivity, and mitigate risk in the mobile age, HIPAA-regulated enterprises need to ensure high standards of data security and privacy on all endpoint devices that contain or have access to protected health information (PHI).
Get this white paper to learn:
What HIPAA means for data on endpoint devices
Features you should look for when evaluating endpoint backup solutions
How to maintain HIPAA compliance whether data is stored on-premise or in the cloud
What other organizations are doing to comply with HIPAA/HITECH
There is increasing urgency for organizations today to comply with regional data protection regulations or face potential financial and legal repercussions, and customer backlash. This awareness is heightened by recent headlines related to data breaches, rising risks of BYOD, and other privacy lapses that have bottom line and reputational consequences.
Learn how to prepare for this new world of data privacy with actionable advice for senior IT leaders addressing data privacy concerns in their organizations.
This paper covers key issues to consider when it comes to protecting corporate and employee data privacy, including:
Sectorial regulations, including HIPAA and FINRA
Evolving Data Protection Acts in EU countries with a strong focus on citizen privacy, data residency requirements, and concerns over data production
BYOD policies blurring the lines between personal and business data
Internal controls for safeguarding PII & PHI
This eBook will introduce you to the compliance capabilities that can be achieved by using AWS services and its featured partners in healthcare and life sciences. In this eBook, you can learn how to build cloud-based healthcare solutions for HIPAA and other frameworks, as well as how to regulate workloads on the cloud for life sciences organizations. Download this eBook to learn more and to read actual customer use cases illustrating how healthcare and life sciences organizations can leverage AWS to help them with their compliance requirements.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Regulatory fines for violations of HIPAA in the US, DPA in the UK and GDPR can cost organizations millions of dollars. And providers can’t afford the costs of cyber security incidents which can range from prolonged downtime, not being able to care for patients, to paying a ransom to unencrypt important data.
Learn the biggest threats to your organization and how to improve protection against:
• Ransomware such as WannaCry and Petya
• Malicious URLs that entice users to click
• Bad Attachments that can infect your network
• Business email compromise that siphons information or cash from your organization
• Internal employees and the potential for malicious intent or careless mistakes
Data—dynamic, in demand and distributed—is challenging to secure. But you need to protect sensitive data, whether it’s stored on premises, off-site, or in big-data, private- or hybrid-cloud environments. Protecting sensitive data can take many forms, but nearly any organization needs to keep its data accessible, protect data from loss or compromise, and comply with a raft of regulations and mandates. These can include the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even in the cloud, where you may have less immediate control, you must still control your sensitive data—and compliance mandates still apply.
Watch expert Nancy Spizzo for an informative recorded webinar, where she'll use real-world examples to highlight best practices and dispel myths about patient data protection. Spizzo will also discuss current trends in healthcare data security and HIPAA enforcement.
The healthcare payer ecosystem in the United States has changed dramatically over the last decade and is expected to evolve at an even faster pace over the next few years. Many world-class companies involved in healthcare payment processing are finding themselves constrained by their existing information technology infrastructure. The silos that they built around business-to-business (B2B) processing are constraining them, making it difficult to achieve governmental mandates and (more importantly) increase processing efficiency and competitive advantage. Gone are the days of a small set of data following static and simple standards traded between a limited set of organizations.
Gone are the days where the rules for when data is valid versus invalid can expressed in a paragraph or two. Gone are the days when information about a healthcare payment was almost entirely about the "who," "when," and "how much."
Exposing data or suffering downtime not only creates risks to patient safety, supports identity theft and damages the hospital's reputation, but can also result in signi?cant HIPAA penalties. The costs include the time your staff spends responding to the attack and lost productivity when systems are unavailable or work needs to be redone. Investing in computer and network security is a smart ?nancial decision for hospitals.
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- About the mandates that will significantly increase transaction complexity and transaction volumes for payers and providers
- How to reduce costs and improve processing efficiencies while also decreasing the risk associated with data movement
- Ways to improve customer service and ensure compliance with evolving regulations while reducing IT operating expenses
The US healthcare industry has historically lagged behind others in the maturity of security capabilities, only recently catching up on data security and privacy in response to HIPAA. But there is a wide range of other mounting risks unique to healthcare that S&R pros in healthcare can’t ignore — greater regulatory pressure, increasing targeted attacks, the frightening uncertainty of IoT security, and global economic pressures. This report outlines the most important security capabilities for security leaders in this sector to implement in the face of these challenges.