The Billionaire Who Controls Your Medical Records
Epic Systems founder Judy Faulkner built an empire pioneering—and later dominating—electronic medical records. For decades, she's kept them walled off from competitors, but now the pandemic is fueling a digital health care race that might f…
Ransomware attacks on US healthcare organizations cost $20.8bn in 2020
In 2020, 92 individual ransomware attacks affected over 600 separate clinics, hospitals, and organizations and more than 18 million patient records. We estimate the cost of these attacks to be almost $21 billion.
Extension of the Public Comment Period for Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule
Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces a 45-day extension of the public comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modify the Health Insurance Portabi…
Chinese cyber actors trying to steal US healthcare data, officials say
Cyber threat actors with connections to China are targeting U.S. healthcare and genomic data by hacking and other extraction methods, according to a February alert issued by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center.
Are proposed HIPAA changes good for healthcare? 3 hospital execs weigh in
While the recently proposed HHS updates to the HIPAA Privacy Rule aim to help patients get more digital access to their health information, some of the proposed changes pose concerns for healthcare providers.
HHS floats major changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule
The HHS Office for Civil Rights on Thursday proposed substantial new changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule, with the goal, the agency says, to further value-based reimbursement and improve care coordination by enabling greater patient and family ac…
Amazon launches HealthLake, a platform for storing and analyzing health care data
During its re:Invent 2020 virtual keynote today, Amazon launched Amazon HealthLake, a service that enables health care organizations to store, transform, and analyze up to petabytes of life science data in Amazon Web Services. Amazon says t…