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    • 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...

    • How healthcare can learn from retail's IT security mistakes

      There's little doubt the healthcare industry's perception of security and compliance has changed to a serious one within the past few years. While regulatory demands and business needs are certainly strong drivers, what should healthcare organizations ...

    • HIPAA Privacy Rule: Notice of Privacy Practices requirements

      The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proven how important it considers the Notices of Privacy Practices (NPPs) as part of the HIPAA Privacy Rule by both offering sample NPPs last year and recently introducing its NPP challenge winners....

    • Appeals court: Sutter record exposure didn't violate CMIA

      The Third District Court of Appeal of California again ruled in favor of Sutter Medical Foundation on Monday, as the court maintained that Sutter had not violated the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA). This was the second appellate d...

    • Johns Hopkins reaches preliminary privacy breach agreement

      More than a year after patients filed a potential class action lawsuit against Johns Hopkins Medicine following a privacy breach, the hospital has reached a preliminary $190 million settlement. For background, former Johns Hopkins gynecologist Nikit...

    • Developing a health IT security program with new technology

      Jim Drewett, Lahey Health IT Security Director has been at the organization for 24 years, back when PCs were first becoming popular, and has also watched the healthcare industry evolve from a risk management standpoint. Drewett has served in a vari...

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