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What the Feds' Healthcare Security Moves Mean For the Rest of Us

Arraya Insights| July 21, 2017

The healthcare industry is under cyber assault.  Few industries have been impacted by recent security incidents quite like healthcare companies.  In May, WannaCry shut down emergency rooms and other medical services for 16 National Health System facilities in the U.K.  Last month, the drug manufacturer Merck experienced a ransomware attack that affected all of their offices […]

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Are You Breaking Cyber Law?

Arraya Insights| May 2, 2017

In the information security world, there’s a lot of talk around compliance and regulations directed at securing critical systems. Additionally, many organizations use compliance as a means to justify security spending and initiatives. It can be difficult in some cases to know exactly what you are required to do. Sometimes regulations are very direct and […]

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Healthcare's Top IT Mobility Risk - And What You Can Do About It

Arraya Insights| August 11, 2015

A mobile, untethered workforce is becoming essential in order for extended care facilities to deliver the highest level of care possible to residents. The flexibility and freedom that are hallmarks of IT mobility make it easier to communicate with residents, solve and report problems as they happen and to closely monitor critical health data. Staffers […]

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Advancing Community Health through IT: 2 Targets

Arraya Insights| January 14, 2015

At this point in our series on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s “Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020” we’ve detailed the overall scope of the plan and three of its tops goals: expanding the adoption of health IT, advancing the security and interoperability […]

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Advancing Health IT Security and Interoperability: 3 Targets

Arraya Insights| December 30, 2014

Our recent posts on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s “Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020” have covered the scope of the plan and gone in depth on one of its top goals, namely, expanding the adoption of health IT. In this post, we’re […]

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3 Ways the Feds are Hoping to Increase Healthcare IT Use

Arraya Insights| December 23, 2014

In our previous post on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s “Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020” we laid out the basics of the report and what it could mean for the future of healthcare IT. This time around, we’re going to focus on […]

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What the Future Holds for Healthcare IT: Feds Lay Out Their Focus

Arraya Insights| December 17, 2014

What’s healthcare IT going to look like over the course of the next several years? Well, short of a crystal ball, a new plan compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology – in collaboration with more than 35 other agencies – is the […]

Feds Ease Up on Meaningful Use 2: How Healthcare Pros Can Take Advantage

Arraya Insights| September 22, 2014

The Feds have some good news for healthcare providers who are struggling to meet the requirements for Stage 2 meaningful use. But as is often the case, that good news also came with a dose of bad news. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final ruling in the hope of […]

Patient Data at Risk - Nearly 50% of Healthcare Providers Admit BYOD Security Policies Aren't Being Followed

Arraya Insights| September 17, 2014

Healthcare IT pros know sometimes staffers can have a bit of a lackadaisical attitude towards securing digital devices. That mentality isn’t great when employees are using those devices strictly during their personal lives. But when they bring those devices to work as part of a BYOD policy, it can be catastrophic. For some folks, the only […]

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Devastating Hack Reinforces the Need to Beef Up Healthcare IT Strategies

Arraya Insights| September 4, 2014

It’s every IT decision-maker’s worst nightmare: Thinking a system is sealed up tight, only to have a hacker find a backdoor no one even knew existed. For one healthcare provider, that bad dream became a reality. Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS) has admitted it was the victim of a devastating security breach which took place […]

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