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Yesterday, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo announced that she was leaving her role at the Office of the National Coordinator to become the more »

The IRS must work harder to keep PHI protected, according to a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. While more »

The US Department of Homeland Security is investigating approximately two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices. Can a hacker more »

A New Jersey doctor’s storage shed was reportedly broken into and 40,000 patient records were stolen. The case of a potential health more »

With new healthcare data breaches being reported on a weekly basis, it might seem that organizations in the industry are struggling with more »

The OIG revealed that the FDA’s computer network is vulnerable to a potential data breach. A recent audit by the Office of more »

Healthcare organizations need to remain up-to-date on the guidelines for proper security risk analysis. Conducting a security risk analysis is part of more »

As IASIS Healthcare continues to architect its system more toward ensuring that there is accurate information being sent to the requesting parties, more »

Improper disposal of X-ray films potentially exposes patients’ PHI. Physical safeguards are a crucial aspect of any healthcare organization’s security measures, and more »

Two data breaches have now taken place from when a Tennessee health department moved into a new office space over the summer. more »

Healthcare organizations should take the time to review the regulations for HIPAA Business Associate Agreements. The deadline for all HIPAA business associate more »

Eileen Erdos, a principal in the EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services’ Life Sciences practice, spoke with HealthITSecurity.com about the importance of more »

A recent study found that smaller healthcare facilities could potentially be at a greater risk for data breaches. Regardless of a healthcare more »

A Pennsylvania healthcare service said it had a potential data breach incident and medical records were also found outside a Michigan facility. more »

A federal appeals court ruled that it is not a HIPAA violation for physician defendants to have equal access to plaintiffs’ health more »

Meaningful Use secure messaging was one of several issues discussed in a blueprint created by the American Medical Association last week. The more »

In an earlier post, we discussed the steps to performing a Risk Assessment. Once you’ve determined the risks within your healthcare environment, more »

An Oregon health insurance exchange (HIE) has had 18 security breaches in the last six months, with the most recent one occurring more »

No healthcare organization wants to be part of a data breach. With patient privacy notices, facilities must be especially careful so as more »

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation’s healthcare more »

Over a period of approximately three years, a “small number” of laptops have gone missing from ambulances in the Dallas area. The more »

Cost and technical challenges remain central barriers to interoperability for health information exchanges (HIEs), according to the recent eHealth Initiative survey. The more »

Patient portals are slowly becoming more common in the healthcare industry, along with the option for patients to securely message their physicians more »

Surveys and published healthcare statistics are a double-edged sword. In one sense, they can validate or negate a hypothesis. On the other more »

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) announced earlier this week that a laptop containing protected health information (PHI) of more »