The potential use cases for generative AI technology in healthcare appear limitless, but they're weighted with an array of potential privacy, security and HIPAA regulatory issues, says privacy attorney Adam Greene of the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine.
Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT will undoubtedly change the way clinicians and healthcare cybersecurity professionals work, but the use of these technologies come with security, privacy and legal concerns, says Lee Kim of the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society.
The FDA's new cybersecurity policy is a "watershed moment" for the industry, says Kevin Fu of Northeastern University. The agency will soon begin rejecting manufacturers' new medical device submissions that lack detailed cybersecurity measures, which will help ensure uniformity, he says.
Most healthcare organizations allocate 6% or less of their information technology budget for cybersecurity, putting them at a disadvantage in their security defenses and for competitive hiring, according to a recent survey by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society.
Endpoint detection and response tools and other related security technologies are critical weapons for defending against cyberattacks, says Larry Whiteside, the new CISO at Greenway Health, an electronic health records company.
Recent ransomware attacks on healthcare entities have been a major security wake-up call, says Rod Piechowski, senior director of health information systems at of HIMSS, who explains what action is needed.
Healthcare organizations must take several important steps to protect their environments against ransomware attacks, says Mac McMillan, CEO of the security consulting firm CynergisTek. He outlines key measures in this interview.
The cyberattacks that we've seen in the healthcare sector over the past year are starting to rewrite the rules for healthcare-related businesses in a way we really haven't seen before. How are you upping your game?
Despite the pervasiveness of data breaches, healthcare organizations are still playing catch-up on implementing strong, risk-based security programs, rather than focusing solely on HIPAA compliance, says David Finn of Symantec. He offers a preview of his session at the HIMSS 2016 Conference about a new survey.
If recent cyberattacks on healthcare organizations - including the ransomware attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center - tell us anything, it's that better cyber threat intelligence sharing is desperately needed. A project led by Harris Health Systems aims to help identify the gaps that need to be addressed.
Federal regulators have issued new guidance to clarify scenarios where HIPAA privacy and security regulation might apply, including for mobile health applications and electronic data exchange. Why are some organizations still so confused?