Tag Archives: Healthcare

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Should healthcare organizations pay to settle a ransomware attack? Experts weigh in at HIMSS21

Cyberattacks have risen in frequency over the past few years and that pace is only expected to accelerate as COVID-19 lingers in the U.S. But what’s the best strategy for healthcare organizations hit with a ransomware attack — should they pay to restore their data, or not? There’s no one clear answer, cybersecurity executives said… Read More »

California healthcare workers protest state’s vaccination mandate

Several hundred demonstrators, some self-identified healthcare workers, gathered outside two California hospitals on Monday to protest the state’s requirement that industry workers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The protests, organized by America’s Healthcare Workers for Medical Freedom, follow the state Department of Public Health’s announcement that workers in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care homes,… Read More »