Hospital, Provider IT Networks Could Be Affected by ‘Heartbleed’ Data Encryption Bug
Hospitals' and providers' online networks -- including email accounts, electronic health records and remote monitoring devices -- could be vulnerable to an encryption bug called "Heartbleed," according to security experts. David Harlow, principal of health care law Harlow Group, warned that health groups that do not rely on OpenSSL should be worried about ramifications of the massive breach.
- "Heartbleed Bug Could Affect Healthcare Sites" (Conn, Modern Healthcare, 4/11).
- "Heartbleed: What Is the Impact on Health IT?" (Bowman, FierceHealthIT, 4/11).