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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 »

Kyle McElroy, AVP of Health Information Management at IASIS Healthcare, discussed IASIS’s disclosure management focuses with HealthITSecurity.com. As IASIS Healthcare continues to architect 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 »

Creating Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) and then training your employees is essential for security at your healthcare organization. In an earlier post, 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 »

As we approach the end of 2014, technology continues to evolve and more healthcare organizations are implementing and fine-tuning their BYOD policies. more »

Cyber security is crucial for many organizations, and the healthcare industry is no different. While the most recent discovery of a security more »

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI) is facing more legal action resulting from its data breach that affected 4.5 million patients, as patient more »

With the goal in mind of concentrating on growing security concerns about network-connected medical devices, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and more »

UC Davis Health System announced that it discovered a provider’s email had been compromised by an unknown source on September 26, breaching 1,326 more »

Though the much-maligned Target data breach did not involve healthcare data, some post-breach commentary can certainly be applied to the healthcare industry. more »