Children’s Medical Center Named first Hospital to Receive Texas Covered Entity Privacy and Security Certification

At the HITRUST 2014 conference today in Grapevine, Texas, Children’s Medical Center Dallas announced it is the first and currently the only hospital in Texas to receive the Texas Covered Entity Privacy and Security Certification by the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). By achieving this certification, Children’s is…

Cyber Attack Exercise Reveals Information Sharing Struggles in Healthcare Industry

Healthcare organizations are still struggling with information sharing both internally and externally, participants in an industry-wide cyber-security exercise said. The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) teamed up with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) in the CyberRX initiative to determine just how prepared organizations were to handle cyber-incidents. The first exercise was…

Results of First Cyber-Attack Simulation Point to Need for Collaboration

Healthcare organizations would benefit from greater preparedness and collaboration to handle unexpected cyber attacks. This was among several findings reported by HITRUST, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other officials working on CyberRx, a series of industry-wide exercises used to evaluate the response and threat preparedness of healthcare organizations against attacks and…

Mobile Devices Amplify Cyber-Attack Risk

Is the influx of bring-your-own mobile and medical devices making your network more susceptible to cyber-attack? According to simulated cyber attacks on healthcare organizations, that answer is a definitive yes. And many healthcare entities are ill-prepared for just such an event. “The growing adoption of new and connected health information technologies and widespread use of…

CyberRX: Healthcare Industry’s First Cyber Attack Simulation

HITRUST, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), revealed the results of the healthcare industry’s first cyber attack simulation, CyberRX. CyberRX is a series of industry-wide exercises used to evaluate the response and threat preparedness of healthcare organizations against attacks and attempts to disrupt U.S. healthcare operations. The unanimous findings…

Simulated Cyber Attack Finds Gaps in Preparedness

A group ranging from healthcare payers to medical centers participated in a series of exercises that simulated real cyber attacks on healthcare organizations, to see how well they could hold up under such an event. The simulated attacks, called CyberRx, were conducted in partnership with HITRUST, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Here’s what…

Current Cybersecurity Framework Insufficient Against Attacks

Health care organizations could do more to prepare for and coordinate against unexpected cyberattacks, according to a new report on cybersecurity, Clinical Innovation and Technology reports (Pedulli, Clinical Innovation and Technology, 4/21). Background on CyberRX Project In January, HHS and the Health Information Trust Alliance announced a partnership on a cybersecurity initiative, called CyberRX, that…

Cyber Attack Exercise Reveals Information Sharing Struggles in Healthcare Industry

Healthcare organizations are still struggling with information sharing both internally and externally, participants in an industry-wide cyber-security exercise said. The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) teamed up with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) in the CyberRX initiative to determine just how prepared organizations were to handle cyber-incidents. The first exercise was…

Review of Q1 2014 Federal Health IT Activity

The federal government continued to implement the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, during the first quarter of 2014. To read the full article, click here.

Is Healthcare Sector Ready for Cyber Threats?

On April 1, a cross-section of healthcare industry information security executives took part in the first full-day interactive simulation of an industry-wide cyber threat. During the CyberRX simulation, put on by the nonprofit Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) in coordination with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, companies displayed a wide range in…