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Resources & LinksState and Federal Agencies Warn of Imminent Cyberattacks
CISA, the FBI, and HHS issued a joint advisory last week describing the threat of ransomware attacks known as Ryuk and Conti and the steps providers can take to mitigate the threat. At the same time, DOH issued an advisory referencing three ransomware attacks occurring over the last two weeks that have impacted a health system, a separate hospital, a local health department, and its county-operated ACF.
- November 2, 2020
Resources & LinksDOH Issues Cybersecurity Vulnerability Notification
Active and substantial cybersecurity threat is exploiting a vulnerability in Citrix Gateway Management Devices such as NetScaler, a widely used product.
- April 7, 2020
Resources & LinksExercise Vigilance for Potential Iranian Cyber Threat
As a result of recent events involving the United States and Iran and the threat of retaliation (potentially cyber-based) by Iran, DOH is urging health care providers and local health departments to exercise increased vigilance for potential cyber events.
- January 7, 2020
Resources & LinksLeadingAge Launches New Health Information Exchange Resources for LTPAC Providers
LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies has released a new Health Information Exchange Selection Tool and related resources for LTPAC.
- November 5, 2019
Resources & LinksReminder: DOH Seeking Information on Nursing Home EMR Adoption and Health Information Exchange
Survey responses are due by Oct. 4, 2019 and will assist LeadingAge NY in its advocacy for funding and policies that support EMR adoption and HIE.
- September 27, 2019
Resources & LinksDOH Issues Destructive Malware Alert
The alert pertains to a serious and destructive malware infection known as "Ryuk" and the actions providers can take to protect their networks from this threat.
- August 20, 2019
Resources & LinksNew Data Breach and Security Requirements Signed into Law
Governor Cuomo signed into law provisions expanding the definition of private information subject to state data breach reporting and creating new data security requirements. HIPAA-covered entities and business associates will have to notify the New York State Attorney General of breaches but need not notify individuals twice.
- July 30, 2019
Resources & LinksNew HHS Report Offers Practical Cybersecurity Guidelines and Resources for Health Care Providers and Payers
A new report and technical resources released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provide practical and cost-effective cybersecurity guidelines for health care providers and payers.
- January 8, 2019
Resources & LinksDeadline Extended for Health Information Exchange Funding
CMS has approved an extension of New York's Data Exchange Incentive Program until Sept. 30, 2020.
- September 4, 2018
Resources & LinksCertified EHR Adopters Must Connect to the SHIN-NY or Submit a Waiver by March 9th
Nursing homes, home care agencies, and hospice programs utilizing "certified electronic health record technology under the federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)" must connect to their Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) by March 9, 2018 or submit a waiver request to the Department of Health.
- February 27, 2018
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