Category Archives: Privacy and Security

Vendor Security Risk Management for Healthcare Organizations

Here is the latest monthly blog from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about this month’s topic –Vendor Security Risk Management for Healthcare Organizations, by HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee Member John L. Phelan, … Continue reading

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PSST! – DOJ: Preparing for and Responding to a Cyber Incident

Here is the latest monthly blog from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about this month’s topic –Best Practices in Cyber Incident Response, by HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee Chair Person Jeff Bell, CISSP, … Continue reading

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Healthcare and Its Identity Problem

by Dr. William Braithwaite, MD, PhD, FACMI, FHL7, Chair, HIMSS Identity Management Task Force Three things are now certain in this world:  death, taxes, and health information breaches.  In fact, healthcare has an identity problem.

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Why Privacy is Good for Business

With support from HIMSS, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is urging all businesses to create a culture of privacy through transparent data collection and usage practices. The NCSA also encourages developing easy-to-use controls that help consumers manage their sensitive … Continue reading

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Be Careful – Don’t Fall into the Phish Tank

Motivated by the high demand for health information on the black market, bad actors want access to networks and information systems of healthcare organizations. These bad actors have time, resources, and know-how to gain access to the valuable health information … Continue reading

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PSST! – Healthcare Privacy and Security Offerings at the HIMSS15 Annual Conference

Here is the latest blog from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about this month’s topic – Privacy and Security at HIMSS Annual Conference – by HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee member Sriram Bharadwaj, … Continue reading

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PSST! Cyber Threat Intelligence in Health Care

 Here is the latest monthly blog from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about this month’s topic –Cyber Threat Intelligence in Health Care, by HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee Chair Person Jeff Bell, CISSP, … Continue reading

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Have you considered a career in Health IT Security?

Each month HIMSS Veteran Career Services (VCS) hosts a webinar on various topics regarding military to civilian transition.  October’s webinar topic was “Military and Health IT Security, How They Connect”.  Coincidentally, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month .

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Information Security Is Everyone’s Shared Responsibility

Safeguarding information is everyone’s shared responsibility.  Now, in light of well-publicized and recent cyber attacks, the alarm has sounded for all healthcare organizations to take proactive steps to safeguard information.

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PSST! The Evolving State of Privacy and Security – Safeguarding Protected Health Information and Personally Identifiable Information

 Here is the latest monthly blog from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about this month’s topic –The Evolving State of Privacy and Security – Safeguarding Protected Health Information and Personally Identifiable Information, by … Continue reading

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