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What payers can learn from Aetna's CISO

As the role of chief information security officer continues to expand throughout the healthcare industry, insurers can take a page from Aetna's book in how to successfully implement and build this position.  

3 ways healthcare CIOs can avoid an FTC lawsuit over security

Chief information officers need to take steps to mitigate potential lawsuits from the Federal Trade Commission and other government agencies resulting from cybersecurity incidents, according to attorneys Richard Raysman and Francesca Morris.

Texas Health Resources to put 'risk-based lens' on initiatives, CIO Joey Sudomir says

At Texas Health Resources, newly appointed CIO Joey Sudomir says one of the greatest opportunities to come in his job will be the ability to determine how the health IT department of the future will look.

Ruling gives FTC more power over policing cybersecurity

A recent appeals court ruling puts more power in the hands of the Federal Trade Commission when it comes to policing corporate cybersecurity.

OIG to VA: Online collaboration tool an insecure time-waster

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General has chastised the VA for the improper use of the use of the Yammer social network, according to a recent report.

Health breach lawsuit dismissals could prove relevant to similar cases

An appellate court's decision to uphold a pair of class-action lawsuit dismissals related to a 2013 hospital data breach could prove relevant to similar current lawsuits.

FDA's infusion pump warning sends 'powerful message' on risk management

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's warning to healthcare organizations to stop using a line of infusion pumps because of cybersecurity flaws is only one of the regulatory developments affecting medical device makers and pharmaceutical firms, according to attorney Anna Spencer.  

OPM hack: A teaching moment for healthcare providers

Healthcare leaders can learn a lot from the recent cybersecurity attack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Obama requests $262M for HHS to help tackle cyberthreats

President Obama's cybersecurity budget for fiscal year 2016 has a request for $14 billion in funding for cybersecurity across the federal government, with a chunk of it going to the Health and Human Services Department.

Individual stories show impact of health information theft

As the theft of health information continues to rise, so, too, will the impact it has on the lives of patients who no longer have control over their personal health information.