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Meditology Establishes Healthcare Cloud Security Center of Excellence

Meditology Services has established a new Healthcare Cloud Security Center of Excellence. The new cloud security program includes a specialized team, tailored services, and resources dedicated to helping healthcare organizations manage growing cloud security risk exposures. Read More

OCR Issues Guidance on Covered Health Care Providers and Restrictions on Media Access to Protected Health Information about Individuals in Their Facilities

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued additional guidance reminding covered health care providers that the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not permit them to give media and film crews access to facilities where patients’ protected health information (PHI) will be accessible without the patients’ prior authorization.  Read More

Meditology Names Ryan-Freeman Jones as Managing Director and West Coast Leader

Meditology Services has named healthcare cybersecurity veteran Ryan Freeman-Jones to its Managing Director role including leadership of the West Coast consulting practice. As Managing Director, Ryan is responsible for the delivery of Meditology’s industry-leading cybersecurity advisory practice servicing a broad portfolio of healthcare clients across the country. Read More

Meditology Services Ranked #1 for Cybersecurity Advisory Services in 2020 Best in KLAS Report

Meditology Services has been recognized as the “2020 Best in KLAS” firm for Cybersecurity Advisory Services in the 2020 Best in KLAS: Software & Services Report. In preparing the annual Best in KLAS report, KLAS reviews more than 30,000 interviews conducted with health systems and payers across the country. Meditology Services was ranked as the top firm for the second consecutive year among a broad field of prestigious cybersecurity services providers. Read More

Meditology Launches Healthcare Security & Privacy Resource Center

Meditology Services has launched an innovative Resource Center with on-demand guidance sourced from the nation's best and brightest healthcare cybersecurity leaders and organizations. The center is designed to deliver cutting-edge updates on the latest approaches for tackling healthcare security, privacy, compliance, and risk management challenges. Read More

Outlook 2020: Integrity Rule, Inpatient Audits Will Stir Things Up; Privacy Is 'Huge Focus'

When an attorney at UofL Health in Kentucky was tricked by a phishing email, he called the compliance officer to report himself as “an idiot.” Fortunately, it was only a test - a fake phishing email the health system sends out randomly to test employees’ ability to resist the insidious attempts by hackers to access computer networks. Read More

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Taking Information Security Out of the IT Realm and Into a Broader Risk Strategy

Meditology Services ITRM Partner Brian Selfridge discusses how true healthcare IT security is evolving into a broader conversation that needs to be had at all levels of an organization at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in Boston on December 9th, 2019. | Read More

Cybersecurity Needs to Be Put in Business Terms

A cultural and communication shift is needed to get cybersecurity specialists out of the technology basement and around the hospital's leadership table, according to risk management specialists speaking during the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in Boston on December 9th, 2019. "We need to put cybersecurity in business terms. Cybersecurity, as part of a system's total enterprise risk, means looking at the need for protection in terms of how much money a hospital stands to lose," said Brian Selfridge, a partner with Meditology Services. | Read More