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    • Essentia Health acknowledges patient privacy breach

      Essentia Health of Fargo, North Dakota, has announced a patient privacy breach after a marketing firm was able to acquire 430 patient names and addresses without their consent. The firm, Get Marketing, was mistakenly given the some sort of portable ...

    • Healthcare mobile security vendor arms race heats up

      In acquiring former partner Secusmart, BlackBerry's message was clear that, much like its competitors, it's using security expertise acquisition as a platform to rejoin the enterprise mobile elite. Coming on the heels of last week's Apple and IBM annou...

    • Healthcare M&A: IT security lessons, best practices

      Jim Drewett, IT Security Director at Lahey Health, learned a lot over the past few years in how to establish continuity and best practices during business mergers and will continue to apply those lessons learned as Lahey Health prepares to merge with W...

    • Indian Health Services data breach affects 620 patients

      Indian Health Services (IHS) alerted 620 patients in July that a data breach had occurred on May 30 when an IHS employee mistakenly left a folder with patient names, Social Security numbers and enrollment information out in a public area. According ...

    • Healthcare warming to Google Glass, privacy questions remain

      If nothing else, Google Glass remains a polarizing topic in healthcare as hospitals continue to work with the technology and attempt to create efficiency gains by connecting the product to electronic health records. However, there are still areas of c...

    • House Committee hears new FTC v. LabMD arguments

      Though the FTC v. LabMD trial has been temporarily put on hold, there is still a war of words going on between the two sides. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform governed a three-hour meeting to help determine whether the Federal Tra...

    • S.C. hospital reports laptop theft, patient data breach

      Self Regional Healthcare of Greenwood, S.C. is alerting patients of a data breach that occurred over Memorial Day weekend when two men stole an unencrypted laptop containing an unknown number of patient records. The Index Journal reports that Self ...

    • Sutter lawsuit plaintiffs plan to go to Calif. Supreme Court

      Despite the Third District Court of Appeal of California's decision that Sutter Medical Foundation hadn't violated the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), the patient plaintiffs who filed the suit aren't ready to give up on their case. ...

    • EHNAC accredits HASA for secure data exchange capabilities

      Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) is the latest Texas health information exchange (HIE) to be fully accredited by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). HASA's accreditation was also in alignment with Texas Health Info...

    • Women and Infants Hospital of R.I. reaches breach agreement

      Women & Infants Hospital (WIH) of Rhode Island first reported a data breach involving unencrypted backup tapes containing ultrasound images from two of its ambulatory sites that went missing back in spring of 2012. WIH will settle a data breach th...

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