cyber security

Congress receives detailed advice on cybersecurity from AAFP

Congress receives detailed advice on cybersecurity from AAFP

“The AAFP has long supported policies that ensure the appropriate security of protected health information while working to improve patient access to their data, as well as the ability to share patient health information within of the care team,” the previous letter read. “We strongly support reliable data interoperability while preserving patient confidentiality and the …

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The biggest security risks of using fitness trackers and apps to monitor your health

The biggest security risks of using fitness trackers and apps to monitor your health

Fitness trackers, which help keep tabs on sleep quality, heart rate and other biological metrics, are a popular way to help Americans improve their health and well-being. There are many types of trackers on the market, including those from well-known brands such as Apple, Fitbit, Garmin, and Oura. While these devices grow in popularity and …

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How to switch health insurers if you're worried about cybersecurity, costs or claims

How to switch health insurers if you’re worried about cybersecurity, costs or claims

More than half of Australians have private health insurance. Around a quarter, or almost four million people, are members of Medibank – Australia’s largest health insurer and the company at the center of an ongoing cybersecurity breach. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: How to protect yourself after a data breach. For more health and wellness news …

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Cybersecurity must become a top priority in healthcare

Cybersecurity must become a top priority in healthcare

As if physician attrition, nursing shortages, and a general sense of burnout weren’t enough to bring an already exhausted healthcare industry to a standstill, cybersecurity breaches have become an inescapable blight on the healthcare system. health. Not only are these violations occurring more often, but they also involve increasingly serious offenses. Last week, Chicago-based CommonSpirit, …

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