Ransomware and Personal Health Information
By Admin | August 22, 2016
With the increased usage of digital health records, the threat of hacking increases. Ransomware is a threat which limits a user’s ability to access information until a ransom is paid. It encrypts data, rendering records unreadable by healthcare providers.
The Secretary of Health and Human Services acknowledges that this is more than a technology threat; it impacts how hospitals and care providers can conduct business, impacting the safety of care.
In a letter to healthcare CEOS, the secretary lists key takeaways on prevention, detection, and reporting.
To read the recommendations, visit “Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware” from Hall Render.