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    • GAO: CMS must boost HealthCare.gov privacy and security controls

      According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made strides in addressing HealthCare.gov privacy and security controls, there is still work to be done to mitigate risks. With pe...

    • App developers call for more HHS privacy, security guidance

      A group of healthcare application developers recently called into question what it alleged are outdated government privacy guidance  and unfavorable regulations. In addition to seeking more developer-friendly resources to help them comply with HIPA...

    • Aventura Hospital reports 82,601-patient data breach

      Aventura Hospital and Medical Center recently announced its third data breach in two years, according to local10.com. The most recent breach exposed 82,601 patients' data from Sept. 13, 2012 to June 9, 2014 and result from a vendor's employee stealing ...

    • Conn. AG requests details on Apple Watch privacy practices

      Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is looking for answers regarding the new Apple Watch's new privacy protections and how Apple plans on enforcing them. Because reports suggest that the Apple Watch will be able to collect, store and use cons...

    • NHHIO expands legislation for use and disclosure of protected health information

      The New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO) announced on Tuesday (Sept. 16) that state Senate Bill 229 is now in effect. The bill expands the availability of the health network to a larger group of care providers and also helps increase t...

    • NIST common security framework implementation tiers

      Last week, we discussed the three core components to the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) Cyber Security Framework (CSF): the Framework Core, Framework Profiles, and Framework Implementation Tiers. After analyzing the importance of ...

    • Boston Children's CIO talks DDoS threats, lessons learned

      BOSTON – Boston Children's Hospital was fairly quiet about its run-in last spring with the hacktivist group Anonymous until recently, but now it wants to share the story because there were cybersecurity lessons learned that the entire healthcare ind...

    • Dorn VA medical center faces class action lawsuit

      William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center has been hit with yet another lawsuit following a health data breach. On July 14, staff members first noticed that four boxes with patients’ information had gone missing. The documents...

    • Report: Healthcare industry must focus on endpoint security

      It's no secret that data encryption continues to be an IT security sore spot in the healthcare industry, but some recent Forrester Report findings reaffirm that endpoint security is a critical issue. According to the Wall Street Journal, Forrester ...

    • Experts see healthcare taking proactive IT security stance

      BOSTON – Front-page data breaches and organizations being forced to pay millions in federal fines certainly have not gone unnoticed among providers in the healthcare industry. Considering the need to make changes to their security programs, many org...

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