HHS Opens Cybersecurity and Communications Office

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is under the gun to protect itself from cybersecurity threats, which have threatened the healthcare records of millions of people in the last several years. In response to this ongoing problem, HHS is opening the Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.

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Report Urges Healthcare Execs to Deploy AI Tools against Cybercrime
Mar17

Report Urges Healthcare Execs to Deploy AI Tools against Cybercrime

Artificial intelligence and machine learning may provide one of the best defenses against cybercrime in healthcare—and do a better job of it than the incident response strategies currently in place, a new report warns.

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Data Breaches and Class Actions
Feb28

Data Breaches and Class Actions

This month’s Legal eSpeaking post discusses recent breaches and considers how they might give rise to class actions against the provider which suffered the breach.

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OCR to Enforce Investigating Breaches Affecting Under 500 Individuals

Federal health privacy officials issued an alert last week saying that starting this August, it is allocating more resources to an initiative aimed at investigating health data breaches affecting 500 patients or less.

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Why Healthcare Should Copy Banking Industry’s Response to Cybercrime

The healthcare industry should respond to patient privacy breaches the same way the credit card and banking industries react when security incidents occur in those industries, one writer suggests.

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