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NYGH chooses Thales for increased data security

TORONTO – Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, is providing hardware-based encryption technology to North York General Hospital (NYGH) to facilitate the secure exchange of information between the hospital’s physicians, healthcare staff and patients. The resulting...

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Physician systems under attack by ransomware

TORONTO – It’s not just hospitals that have been targeted by hackers using ransomware to disable computer systems holding patient records. Doctors’ offices, too, have been hit, with thousands of records becoming inaccessible, says the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). In...

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Mandatory reporting for misuse of records

TORONTO – As of October 1, 2017, all health information custodians in Ontario, such as regulated health professionals, hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities, will be required to notify the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) when personal health information is...

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Response to ransomware costs hospital $10 million

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Hackers demanded $30,000 from the Erie County Medical Center during a massive cyber-attack in April, when ransomware shut down the hospital’s computers. The medical centre didn’t pay the fee, but it did spend $5 million on new...

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WhatsApp widely used by docs in United Kingdom

London, UK – Even though Great Britain’s National Health Service prohibits doctors from using the Internet for transmitting patient information, the BBC reports that a significant number of physicians are using WhatsApp and other web-based programs to communicate with each...

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Snooping of health records uncovered in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia Health Authority has been contacting 337 people after six employees looked up the personal health information of patients. It was found that the information wasn’t needed for the work being done by the staff members. The...

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