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

Meditology Services Taps Nadia Fahim-Koster as Partner

Meditology Services has named industry veteran Nadia Fahim-Koster as a partner in the firm. As Partner, Nadia serves as an executive advisor to many Chief Information Security Officers with reputable healthcare organizations across the United States. She is a sought-after consultant, expert witness, author and presenter on privacy, security and regulatory compliance programs. Read More

Stakes Are Rising for Protection of Valuable Health Data

With criminal networks prioritizing the acquisition of medical records above other kinds of data - even financial - the stakes are rising for health care systems working with thousands of small vendors and complex, aging technology. Literally millions of patient records have been stolen over the past few years. Even giant insurers such as Anthem have been victimized. The black market values patient medical records 10 to 40 times higher than credit card and Social Security Administration data, according to a variety of reports over the past few years. Read More