HIPAA, Patient Privacy, Healthcare Data Security BYOD
  • Important Lessons for Health Data Privacy, Security in 2015

    May 21, 2015 - Health data privacy and security issues are not going to disappear anytime soon, and will likely continue to evolve along with technology. Covered entities need to keep their privacy and security measures current, especially as they integrate new systems and devices into their daily routines. While the Anthem and Premera data breaches were not shining moments for the healthcare industry, several...

  • Breaking Down the Evolution of Healthcare Phishing Scams

    May 18, 2015 - Healthcare phishing scams can lead to numerous issues for organizations, and can have long-lasting effects. Employees need to be trained properly on how to detect phishing scams, but healthcare organizations must also have the necessary technology in place to help employees remain vigilant. Phishing scams that target the healthcare industry have evolved over the years, according to Patricia...

  • Phishing Scams: HIPAA Technical or Administrative Safeguard?

    May 8, 2015 - Phishing scams are not a new threat to the healthcare industry, but as other data security threats have evolved over time, so have phishing approaches. Early on, individuals might have gotten emails from someone claiming to be a prince from a third-world country, and if the receiver of the email would just supply their bank account number, then they could receive their rightful inheritance....

  • How Rush Medical Stays HIPAA Compliant, Uses Cybersecurity

    April 27, 2015 - Staying HIPAA compliant is not always an easy task, especially as new technological options develop, such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and EMRs. Rush University Medical Center has altered its cybersecurity measures over the last few years in order to keep pace with changing technologies. However, Rush VP of IT Operations and Associate CIO Jaime Parent told HealthITSecurity.com that...


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Breaking Down PHI Security Breaches and Their Impact

With another large health data breach being announced this week, it is essential that covered entities of all sizes understand the intricacies of PHI security. However, there is an important distinction in types of data that healthcare organizations...

Coast Guard Needs Better PHI Security, Says OIG Report

The US Coast Guard (USCG) must do a better job in its PHI security measures, according to a recent report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Specifically, USCG lacks a strong organizational approach to resolving privacy issues, the...

CareFirst Health Data Breach Affects 1.1M Individuals

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) joins the list of healthcare organizations affected by a large cybersecurity attack, as it announced yesterday that approximately 1.1 million current and former members potentially had their information...

Important Lessons for Health Data Privacy, Security in 2015

Health data privacy and security issues are not going to disappear anytime soon, and will likely continue to evolve along with technology. Covered entities need to keep their privacy and security measures current, especially as they integrate...

Medical Info. Included in Nevada Data Breach Notification Law

Nevada recently adjusted its definition of personal information in the state data breach notification law to also account for medical information. Governor Brian Sandoval signed AB 179 into law on May 13, 2015, and the legislation will go into...

Accidental and Unauthorized Emails Create PHI Security Issues

No covered entity wants to notify patients of a potential PHI security incident, yet even with the appropriate safeguards in place, problems could still occur. When this happens, it is important to properly notify potentially affected individuals...

Health Data Privacy Top Concern on ONC Roadmap Comments

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT recently published public comments on its draft for nationwide interoperability, and health data privacy and security issues were a top issue for several organizations. Connecting Health...

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