HHS' Office for Civil Rights is investigating Banner Health following a 2016 cyberattack that may have affected 3.7 million patients. The Phoenix-based not-for-profit system anticipates that it may receive negative findings and be fined.
HHS chief information security officer Chris Wlaschin has resigned and will leave the post at the end of March. He was involved in the removal of the two HHS officials in charge of the Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.
Patient safety is jeopardized by diagnostic errors, opioid misuse and other gaps in care, according to a new report from the ECRI Institute.
Though healthcare organizations are spending more on IT, they're suffering more cyberattacks too. Surveyed organizations experienced an average of 16 cyberattacks each in 2017.
The role of federal CIO is currently filled by an acting official, just as it is in several federal agencies, including the VA.
Though ransomware continues to strike more often, health IT users can take steps to make sure they react well when it hits.
Medical devices that are connected to hospital computer systems create vulnerabilities that can be difficult to manage.
Hancock Health paid a roughly $55,000 ransom to hackers from an "unidentified criminal group" to regain access to hospital computer systems. The network said it found no evidence that patient information was adversely affected.
21st Century Oncology, a cancer-care provider, has agreed to pay HHS $2.3 million to settle allegations that it didn't implement proper protocols to protect patient information from hackers.
Four divisions of HHS could not effectively detect and prevent cyberattacks, according to a new report from the OIG.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has created a framework on its site to help providers and payers improve collection of patient demographic data.
A new bill would criminalize not disclosing data breaches, putting company executives on the hook for failing to report when their organizations' data is compromised.