Information Technology - January 2021

Healthcare Real Estate Sector Remains Strong

Telehealth will supplement patient care, changing the needs of the facility


COVID-19 Focus Opened Door to Other Illnesses

Drug-resistant bacteria and fungi have grown opportunistically in health care settings


Cyber Attacks Require Healthcare Organizations To Take Action

Extraordinary increase in connected medical devices makes hospitals more vulnerable


Cyber Criminals Exploit COVID-19 in Attacks

Increasing attacks spur need to adopt cybersecurity best practices to keep pace with evolving threats


Looking for Trouble: Proactive Tactics for IT Security

Strengthening employee security education and training should be a key focus for all healthcare entities


Judge Tosses Penalty Against Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

$4.3 million penalty stemmed from two instances of lost, unencrypted USB drives containing patient data


Healthcare Technology: The Impact on Data and IT

Even before COVID-19, managers faced myriad challenges to their data infrastructures


IT Security in the COVID-19 Era

Senior care facilities can be particularly vulnerable to security risks


Cyberattack Increase Tied to Vaccine Distribution

Attacks on web applications jump 51 percent since December


COVID-19 Leads to Television as Diagnostic Tool

Converting existing televisions in nearly 1,200 patient rooms into virtual care endpoints


Telehealth Grows Amid Pandemic and Is Likely To Stay

Virtual visits must focus on patient experience to be a viable option


Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Skyrocket

Attacks against healthcare organizations have jumped about 45 percent since early November


Report Faults Security Efforts for Patient Information

Only 6 percent of audited organizations adequately fulfilled requirements for reducing risks and vulnerabilities


Ransomware Attacks Continue to Plague Healthcare

Facilities are implementing measures designed to keep critical data safe and secure


Cyberattack Tactics Included Guessing Passwords

Perpetrators of the attack used common hacker techniques to get passwords


Healthcare Facilities Eye Blockchain To Address Challenges

Blockchain can do many things, from providing secure encryption of patient information to handling epidemics


Hospitals Receive Ransomware Alert

The advisory finds that malicious cyber actors are increasingly targeting the healthcare sector


Revisiting IT Issues as Vaccine Rollout Expands

The IT infrastructure in many hospitals and healthcare facilities might not be up to the task of a successful vaccination program


Healthcare IT Responds to Battle Pandemic

Adoption skyrocketed as hospitals, health systems and facility managers increasingly relied on digital health technologies



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