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Rush University Medical Center VP: Bad guys winning when it comes to security

How healthcare providers mitigate cybersecurity threats has changed greatly over the years, but one thing that has stayed the same is the importance of user education, accoridng to Rush University Medical Center Vice President of IT Operations and Associate CIO Jaime Parent.

Researchers examine balancing privacy risk, utility of de-identified health data

Researchers have shown how easy it is to re-identify patients in de-identified data, yet de-identified data can lose its value as more identifying factors are stripped out.

Pentagon digital service team to tackle VA EHR transfer, other IT projects

A new digital service team is coming to the Department of Defense that will build partnerships with the private sector on IT and data problems.

GAO: Medicare smart cards would bring benefits, challenges

The use of electronically readable cards in Medicare could help with the administrative process, but would have a limited impact on eliminating fraud, according to a report publicly released April 24 by the Government Accountability Office.

Young physicians see promise for fully connected health ecosystem

Physicians under the age of 40 are more likely to believe the industry will reach a fully connected technology environment soon, while those older than 40 think that move is at least five years away, according to a survey by MedData Point.

Report forthcoming on security incidents at

The Government Accountability Office said it plans to release a report later this year on security incidents at the federal health exchange website,

RSA president Amit Yoran: Security a 'mindset problem'

Security is an issue in every market and every industry, with healthcare as no exception. At the RSA Conference this week, RSA President Amit Yoran spoke about the future of security.

Medicare contractors experience year-over-year improvement to info security programs

Gaps in Medicare contractors' information security programs decreased in 2013 from the year before, according to a new report published this month by the Office of Inspector General for the Health and Human Services Department.

GAO: VA, other federal agencies, must address cybersecurity weaknesses

Much work remains at federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to shore up systems against persistent cyberthreats, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Olympus waited to alert U.S. hospitals of scopes' superbug risk

Olympus Corp. warned hospitals in Europe about the risk of patient infections associated with a certain type of gastrointestinal scope two years before the devices were linked to a deadly superbug outbreak in California, the  Los Angeles Times  reports.