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by adgrooms on January 14, 2020

We have been putting together a report on healthcare data breaches by analyzing data from the Department of Health and Human Services breach portal. Our progress so far has included looking at the numbers from the perspective of geography, entity, and cost. In this post, we look at the breach types. It is common to think of a breach as just stealing PHI to be sold on the dark web. But there ...

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by adgrooms on January 9, 2020

Healthcare interoperability still has gaps to bridge, and many different entities are trying to come up with solutions. We talked about two companies that are trying to fill the gaps in our last post. Both have networks that entities can plug into to exchange data, but neither was a comprehensive solution ...

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by adgrooms on January 8, 2020

It is now 2020. Many of us enjoy amazing capabilities such as video streaming and driverless vehicles, brought to us by improved connectivity and artificial intelligence. There is still not healthcare interoperability though. There are many technology companies that are trying to address the healthcare interoperability shortcomings in different ways. Two, in particular, Health Gorilla and ...

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by adgrooms on January 8, 2020

We all make mistakes. In healthcare, mistakes can have consequences that can vary from losing a few seconds of time to affecting patient outcomes. In hindsight, many mistakes can be avoided, and better procedures are implemented to avoid making the mistake again. In the ongoing effort to eliminate mistakes and provide a better quality of care, sometimes it is beneficial to borrow processes ...

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by adgrooms on December 20, 2019

We are taking a break from posting progress on our data breach report to discuss a security feature, password lockout. It is employed to discourage password guessing attacks. An added layer of security is good to protect against bad actors, but are there drawbacks?

Most of us have probably experienced this feature by forgetting our password. If you are unfamiliar, a password lockout allows ...

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