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    • Coordinated Health data breach may impact 700 patients

      Coordinated Health reported this week that a data breach involving a stolen laptop belonging to an employee may have affected up to 700 patients. According to poconorecord.com, an employee in Bethlehem had left the laptop in their car and the device...

    • HHS CISO, HITRUST commentary on healthcare security threats

      HITRUST and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the results of the healthcare industry’s first cyber-attack simulation exercise, CyberRX, this week. During the conference call, HITRUST and HHS representatives also fielded quest...

    • Successful organizational health IT security strategies

      Most healthcare IT security executives understand that no single solution will keep patient data secure and recognize that instead, a blend of the right technology, people and policy is the right approach. Peter Guerra, a principle in the Booz Allen Ha...

    • Managing healthcare network security and BYOD needs

      Though there's never a true winner in the "ease of use" v. security debate, coming to a happy medium between the two can present challenges for healthcare organizations. This is especially the case when dealing with the impact of numerous types of devi...

    • Reviewing Concentra Health and QCA HIPAA breach CAPs

      We learned yesterday that two HIPAA covered entities, Concentra Health Services and QCA Health Plan, had come to individual monetary agreements with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to settle HIPAA violations. Those resolutions included corrective act...

    • Concentra, QCA Health Plan agree to HIPAA breach settlements

      The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) sent out a release today detailing two entities' settlements for HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule violations involving unencrypted laptop thefts. According to the OCR rel...

    • Kentucky passes state data breach notification law

      Following Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) Adam H. Edelen explaining in detail back in January why Kentucky needed a breach notification law, the state recently became the 47th to ratify data breach notification legislation. On April 10, 20...

    • Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report: Healthcare impact

      Verizon released the findings of its "2014 Data Breach Investigations Report," which reviewed and analyzed 10 years of data breach information and identified specific threat patterns. Verizon used that data over the 10-year period to identify nine c...

    • Fitting the HIPAA security risk assessment tool into security plans

      How exactly healthcare organizations will use the recently-released HIPAA Security Risk Analysis Tool remains largely up to each organization. However, Mark Swearingen, Shareholder at Hall, Render, Killian, Heath, & Lyman, discussed with HealthITS...

    • HITRUST and HHS discuss first CyberRX exercise results

      HITRUST, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), disclosed today the results of the healthcare industry’s first cyber-attack simulation exercise, CyberRX. It didn't release the full report, but held a press confer...

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