Posts Tagged with PHI

by adgrooms on June 27, 2019

Radiohead is a popular rock band from England. Millions of fans around the world have bought their music since their debut in 1985. The band was recently hacked, and an archive of their music, not intended to be released to the public, was stolen. The archive contained ...

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by adgrooms on May 30, 2019

We have recently looked at the risk of phishing scams in healthcare and how to avoid them. We have seen that the number of patient data breaches has reached one per day in 2018. But why do hackers continue the relentless attacks on healthcare institutions? What are the hackers after? What reward do ...

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by adgrooms on May 28, 2019

Stealing and exposing patient data is, unfortunately, a lucrative activity. Hackers are relentlessly looking for vulnerabilities in institutions that amass personal health data. In 2018 there were 365 data breaches involving patient data, that is one per day! In addition to the personal costs to the individuals who are ...

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by adgrooms on May 22, 2019

The onslaught of hackers in healthcare never ceases. Personal Health Information (PHI) is so essential and valuable, it is a tempting target. Even with multi-layered security systems in place, some hackers still slip through. Phishing is currently one of the most popular ways to breach the security layers. It is perpetrated by preying on employees through their email. [In a recent ...

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by adgrooms on May 17, 2019

We have talked about how EHRs can benefit physicians and hospital staff by improving the quality of information and facilitating communication. One of the things severely lacking from EHRs is communication TO the patient about their care. Patients and their families want to be informed about treatments, and providers need patients to participate in their care management.

Currently, ...

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