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Health threat-analysis organizations to boost cybersecurity prep

President Barack Obama's executive order to use information sharing and analysis organizations to boost cybersecurity will raise awareness and help create better coordination between private entities and government, according to Deborah Kobza, executive director of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

Lack of resources the biggest hurdle for healthcare organizations in defending cyberattacks

Security professionals in the United States say they feel ill-prepared to defend against cybersecurity attacks, according to new research conducted by The Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Lockheed Martin. In all, 678 professionals responsible for directing the cybersecurity activities at their organizations were polled, 114 from the healthcare industry. They rated their ability to defend against cyberattacks at 4.9 on scale of 10.

Intermountain sets aside funds for Healthbox collaboration

Intermountain Healthcare is setting aside $35 million to support a collaboration with healthcare startup accelerator Healthbox.

Privacy must be at forefront of precision medicine initiatives

As use of precision medicine in healthcare expands, in part because of President Barack Obama's initiative on the practice, privacy issues must be addressed.

Cerner, Pfizer efforts highlight promise of big data

A pair of new initiatives from Cerner and Pfizer are highlighting the promise big data holds across the healthcare industry.

Technology a catalyst for top health industry safety, security efforts

Of 50 initiatives highlighted on CSO's annual list of groundbreaking safety and security efforts, 11 are endeavors in the healthcare industry, with eight of those recognized in the top 20.

State med boards, Senates tackle telemedicine

Telemedicine bills are making their way through medical boards and state senates from Florida to Oregon.

HHS effort focuses on innovation for pressing healthcare issues

Health data and child obesity are among the problems that entrepreneurs are searching for solutions to as part of an effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Anthem partners with credit monitoring service in wake of data breach

In the wake of a breach at Anthem that compromised the information of about 80 million current and former customers, the insurance company will work with AllClear ID to provide identity theft repair and credit monitoring services.

Casual conversation key to beginning vendor-CIO partnership

The best place to start a solid relationship between a chief information officer and a vendor is right at the beginning, according to Daniel Morreale, president of the New Jersey chapter of HIMSS.