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Hacking healthcare data: the next wave

Ransomware continues to threaten data security in health systems. Deploying ransomware, organized cybercriminals such as the recently surfaced Industrial Spy get access to your servers, delete your backups, encrypt all your files,...
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Secure texting for healthcare: The basics

What is secure text messaging? A secure text messaging platform employs smartphone apps to connect authorized care team members to a HIPAA-compliant network. It enables care teams to coordinate schedules for quick...
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Bringing security to BYOD

90 percent of hospitals are making significant investments in smartphones and secure mobile communication platforms, according to a survey by Spyglass Consulting. And increasing numbers of hospitals have adopted BYOD, or “bring...
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How blockchain goes beyond HIPAA for healthcare communications security

Blockchain technology was first introduced in financial services, but it’s now gaining wider acceptance, including healthcare organizations. A report by Deloitte says that blockchain can deliver value in healthcare by connecting fragmented...
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HIMSS 21 Global Health Conference & Exhibition

Join us in-person in Las Vegas on August 9–13, 2021 for the HIMSS conference. The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition is the health information and technology event of the year. For over...
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Pager issues lead to increased use of secure messaging systems

The problematic workflow of pagers Fewer than one in five healthcare managers thought that pagers were time-saving devices, according to an article in Compliance Home. The article notes “the pager recipient often...
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Clinical collaboration: studies show impact of messaging systems

Health systems are replacing legacy communication devices with secure messaging systems. These systems have been proven to deliver more reliable and secure communication. But recent studies show that implementing a messaging system...
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AMDIS 2021 Physician-Computer Connection

Meet us in person at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn on June 8–11, 2021 for the 30th annual Physician-Computer Connection Symposium. Learn about the latest issues and advances in the direct physician use...
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How to evaluate the security of healthcare messaging platforms

Is your health system planning to replace legacy communications such as pagers with a messaging platform? Start with security requirements. Basic security for healthcare messaging platforms A case study published in Applied Clinical...
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10 tips to keep cyber criminals at bay

Healthcare has become a focus for ransomware hacks as healthcare is shifting to virtual care delivery and evermore digitized environments.  Ransomware is described by CSO Magazine as a form of malware that “encrypts a victim’s...
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