Patient information was present in files on a portable storage device (thumb drive) discovered to be missing on June 30, 2019. An extensive search of the facility was conducted but the thumb drive could not be located.READ MORE
A lawsuit has been filed against University of Missouri Health Care (MU Health) over an April 2019 phishing attack.
On May 1, 2019, MU Health learned that two staff email accounts had been compromised for a period of more than one week, starting on April 23, 2019. The email accounts contained a range of sensitive information including names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, health insurance information, clinical and treatment information.READ MORE
Health care spending in the United States is on track to hit 19.4% of GDP in the next decade, giving our country the dubious top spot globally for health care expenditure. Given this unsustainable number, health care providers and suppliers must double their efforts to bend the curve by increasing visibility into what provides value for patients and solves the cost/quality equation.READ MORE
Connectivity has opened the door to cybersecurity attacks beyond the computer.
Security breaches can happen anywhere there is a connected electronic device. CAT scans, MRI machines, anything plugged in such as pacemakers and insulin pumps, create security vulnerabilities that can be overlooked in standard hospital cybersecurity procedures. READ MORE