In a newly released draft guidance, the FDA created two tiers of devices—those that connect to other devices and networks and those that don't—and recommended all devices come with lists of their components.
Providers said they don't get the support they need from medical device manufacturers, and they also said they struggle with keeping accurate inventories of their devices, according to a survey by KLAS and CHIME.
Hackers can sneak into hospital networks via remote-access systems, such as remote desktop protocol servers on Windows computers. From there, they can disrupt patient care.
Healthcare data breaches have risen nearly every year from 2010 through 2017. Although physical theft used to be the data breach method of choice, hacking has become the most prevalent method.
Connected devices are a boon to patients but only if they're impermeable to hackers.
For the second time this year, UnityPoint employees have fallen for email phishing scams. This time, hackers may have accessed 1.4 million patients' information, including some financial data.
In the middle of 2017, healthcare organizations and other companies were hit with two huge ransomware attacks. The struggle for digital security continues.
Employees at the Houston-based cancer center lost a laptop and two thumb drives containing data on approximately 33,800 patients. It's the fourth-largest HIPAA-related settlement ever paid to HHS' Office for Civil Rights.
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The group, called Orangeworm, has targeted healthcare providers, medical manufacturers and others in the supply chain.
While healthcare organizations continue to struggle with ransomware, they also suffer breaches when their employees make mistakes, like leaving a laptop in a car where it can be stolen.
As the plague of cyberattacks on health systems continues, HHS' Office for Civil Rights wants healthcare organizations to establish contingency plans to keep patient data secure.