IAPSC Member Jim Kelton, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT was a knowledge area resource for two articles by Aine Cryts for Physicians Practice:
4 Reasons Your EHR is Vulnerable to a Cyberattack
Last year, insurance giant, Anthem was attacked by hackers who stole the names, birth dates, social security numbers, and contact details of 78.8 million current and former members and employees. Earlier this year, cybercriminals effectively shut down access to computer records at Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health’s ten hospitals and more than 250 outpatient centers, which forced the health system to turn away patients.
News like this reinforces the need for management to have security safeguards in place to head off cyberattacks, said Jim Kelton, managing principal at Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Altius Information Technologies... Read more >
5 Ways to Thwart a Cyberattack on Your EHR
Time and money matter when it comes to preventing a cyberattack. If you don’t allocate enough time or resources to update software patches and updates to your EHR, your practice could be vulnerable, said Jim Kelton, managing principal at Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Altius Information Technologies.
One step to protecting your EHR is to know that every piece of software has a useful life, like with the Windows platform, said Kelton. When the EHR vendor updates its software, about every three years, it’s a good time to consider investing in new hardware...Read more >