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Medical Device Cybersecurity Mandate Dropped from FDA Authorization Bill

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appropriations bill has passed, but cybersecurity provisions introduced in the House version were removed when the bill went to Senate. The bill gives the FDA the authority to collect fees from healthcare organizations for reviewing new drugs and medical devices. Note This is an unfortunate victory for the …

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Physician’s Business Office data breach

Updated on 2022-09-28: Healthcare services organization spills data West Virginia-based Physician’s Business Office notified 196,573 individuals about a breach that exposed their personal data and Protected Health Information (PHI). Hackers could have accessed patient names, SSNs, driver’s licenses, treatments, diagnoses, contact details, disability codes, prescription information, and health insurance account details. Overview West Virginia-based Physician’s …

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HC3 Brief on Emerging Technology Implications for Healthcare Cybersecurity

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Information Security and the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) have published a brief about emerging technology’s security implications for the health sector. The document addresses artificial intelligence, 5G cellular technology, nanomediocine, smart hospitals, and quantum computing. Note As technology becomes more useful in …

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Healthcare Sector Cyberattacks Have Impacted Patient Safety

A survey conducted by Ponemon and sponsored by Proofpoint found that ransomware attacks have the most adverse effects on patient care when compared with business email compromise (BEC) attacks, cloud compromises, and supply chain attacks. The survey comprises responses from 641 IT experts working in the healthcare sector. Nearly 90 percent say that their organizations …

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Top 7 AI Solutions Design Challenges And How To Overcome Them

Designing and developing ethical AI solutions in healthcare, and other regulated industries can lead to improved efficiencies, enhanced patient/customer experience, and increasingly accurate outcomes. However, challenges like navigating privacy regulations and incorporating SDOH (Social determinants of health) in your data can make designing trustworthy AI in an already complicated environment even more difficult. Read this …

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