MR to be removed from Google search

MR to be removed from Google search

If you imagine medical records as being stored in a cabinet somewhere in your local hospital, think again. Until quite recently, medical records were publicly accessible via Google. In an effort to prevent cybercriminals from capitalizing on these resources, Google has removed sensitive medical records from appearing in search results.

Prevent ransomware with HIPAA compliance

Prevent ransomware with HIPAA compliance

The healthcare industry is constantly under threat of new cyberattacks. Last month, hospitals and healthcare organizations were among the first victims of WannaCry ransomware — a malware strain that holds your data hostage and demands $300 for their release.

Kanye West and HIPAA: an unlikely lesson

Kanye West and HIPAA: an unlikely lesson

Learning about HIPAA is no fun task. To make it a little more interesting, we’re going to spice it up with a guest appearance by Kanye West. The musical artist’s recent stay at an LA hospital is a great example of what you need to know when educating employees about what constitutes a breach and how to avoid them.

The rising popularity of telemedicine

2017April3Healthcare_CAdministering medical care electronically makes a lot of sense. It’s a practical way for patients to receive care and for doctors to provide it. Advances in telemedicine, a type of medical practice that takes place without the doctor and patient sharing the same physical space, is increasing in popularity, and rightly so.

Healthcare software: a healthy development

Healthcare software: a healthy development

Some healthcare companies see HIPAA and other compliance regulations as a bane to their business, mainly because of the lengthy and complicated requirements. Poring over authorities’ regulations and ensuring that all areas of operations remain compliant call for a high level of expertise, something that small- and medium-sized businesses may lack.

2017 HIPAA forecast: 3 important reminders

2017 HIPAA forecast: 3 important reminders

Although totally necessary, data privacy regulations are often a gigantic headache. And king among the various compliance standards is HIPAA. Despite the legislation’s enactment back in 2003, the rules governing electronic medical records and protected health information continue to change and evolve every year.

Technology integration benefits patients

Technology integration benefits patients

Since the dawn of modern medicine, technological advances have been giving doctors, nurses, and hospital administrators better and better tools for treating the unwell since the dawn of modern medicine. This includes everything from the stethoscope to vaccinations to x-rays to present day integrated healthcare technologies.

Malware booby traps images to steal EMRs

Malware booby traps images to steal EMRs

Since 2011, the trojan Stegoloader has infected machines all over the U.S. with malware disguising itself as a pirated product key generator. Once deployed, the trojan steals electronic medical records and attacks system vulnerabilities. Although the healthcare industry has been the primary target, other businesses are not invulnerable.

How AI may change the face of healthcare

2016november1_healthcarearticles_cTechnology is constantly changing and evolving. And while many of these changes are designed to add convenience to people’s lives, there is a chance that some technological advances can do much more. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a form of technology that may have the potential to do real good for humankind through applications in the healthcare industry.

Big data: lowering hospital readmissions

Big data: lowering hospital readmissions

The medical industry is one of the most data-rich business sectors of the 21st century. Patients that receive care have hundreds of data points associated with their medical history — but how is this data being handled? In most cases, not carefully enough.