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Medical errors provide valuable data

US23-07-2013IT and data security news, Risk Management News

Healthcare organizations have an untapped opportunity to use their own administrative data to prevent future errors, according to a new study from the Drexel University School of Public Health.

Online Business Systems becomes CSF assessor

US23-07-2013IT and data security news, Risk Management News

Online Business Systems, a North American business and technology consulting company, has been designated by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) as a Common Security Framework (CSF) Assessor.

Transition to ICD-10 can reduce risk, improve workflow

US23-07-2013IT and data security news, Risk Management News

The ability to better analyze clinical and cost data to secure stronger patient and revenue outcomes will rely heavily on the ability to access more granular clinical documentation as healthcare providers transition to a new coding framework.

Healthcare companies unprepared for data breaches

US23-07-2013IT and data security news, Risk Management News

Despite many healthcare companies experiencing or anticipating significant cost and business disruption due to material data breaches, they still struggle to take measures to mitigate damage in the wake of an incident.

Human errors play big role in HIT mistakes

US22-07-2013IT and data security news, Risk Management News

A significant proportion of unintended consequences relating to the use of health information technology (HIT) are the result of human error, according to a new investigation by ECRI Institute PSO.

New guidance will counter cyber attacks

US22-07-2013IT and data security news, Risk Management News

New guidance has been released to help healthcare organizations assess the state of their cyber security preparedness.

Financial motives are behind most data breaches

US22-07-2013IT and data security news, Risk Management News

Large-scale financial cybercrime and state-affiliated espionage dominated the cyber security landscape in 2012, according to a new report on data breaches, which warned that healthcare facilities should be especially vigilant around any form of data that contains financial information.

Top 10 strategies for healthcare IT success

USIT and data security news, Risk Management News

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that healthcare facilities take steps to assure safeguards are in place to reduce the risk of failure due to cyber attacks, which could be initiated by the introduction of malware into the medical equipment or unauthorized access to configuration settings in medical devices and hospital networks.

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