Impact Insights

PCI-DSS Compliance in the Connected Healthcare Environment

March 21, 2018

Financial transactions between multiple parties make the exchange of financial data commonplace in a connected environment like an integrated health system. Some payments are so... More

Is a Virtual CISO Right for Your Organization?

February 27, 2018

Information security is a high priority for healthcare organizations, and it takes more than a focused initiative to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity and availability... More

Meltdown and Spectre Hardware Vulnerabilities – What You Need to Know

January 23, 2018

Rumors of an undisclosed Central Processing Unit (CPU) hardware chip security issue have been circulating since November 2017.  The security issue deals with two critical... More

7 Principles of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

January 23, 2018

The Privacy Shield Framework, approved by the European Union (EU) and U.S. Government, is a recognized mechanism for complying with EU data protection requirements when... More

Top 4 Cybersecurity Action Steps for Healthcare CFOs

January 23, 2018

Moving into 2018, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is emerging as a prominent figure in addressing cybersecurity. Once relegated to a technical or operational issue... More

Privacy Notices Are Getting a Makeover – GDPR Compliance

January 9, 2018

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact how healthcare organizations based in the U.S. and around the world communicate their Notice... More

GDPR Compliance – What US Healthcare Organizations Need to Do

January 9, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Europe’s new framework for data protection laws, will require U.S. healthcare organizations to think well beyond the Health Insurance... More

Protecting Against Ransomware with Layered Security

April 28, 2016

Ransomware is rampant in our networks this year. Every week, the headlines announce another healthcare system that has had a downtime or outage due to... More

Continued Concerns Over Ransomware

April 7, 2016

Last month, I addressed protecting yourself from ransomware. At that time, ransomware was primarily an attack that was caused by an end user accessing infected... More

What Happened in Vegas – HIMSS 2016 Takeaways

March 8, 2016

The annual HIMSS Conference is always huge; and when it’s held in Las Vegas, it is a surreal experience. And this year’s event did not... More

Protecting Against Ransomware

February 23, 2016

In early February 2016, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center made national headlines as a result of becoming infected with a specific type of malware called “ransomware.”... More

Week in Review 1/8/16 – New MU Hardship Exception; Next Generation of Wearables

January 8, 2016

RELIEF (AND ALSO MORE CONFUSION) WITH MEANINGFUL USE… Last week, President Obama signed a bill into law that essentially establishes a blanket hardship exception for... More

Week in Review 10/30/15: Cybersecurity Bill; New Study on IT Benchmarking

October 30, 2015

SIGNIFICANT CYBERSECURITY BILL PASSED BY THE SENATE… Earlier this week, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which encourages private entities to exchange... More

Week in Review 9/18/15

September 18, 2015

THE MEANINGFUL USE STAGE 3 SAGA CONTINUES… Earlier this week, the chairman of the Senate HELP Committee (Sen. Lamar Alexander), called on CMS to hold... More

Week in Review 6/12/15

June 12, 2015

Late last week, CMS published a final rule updating the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) – which is CMS’ biggest ACO initiative.  The final rule... More