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Drew Memorial Hospital (DMH) of Monticello, Arkansas may have to pay back more than $900,000 of its Stage 1 meaningful use (MU) payment more »

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new HIPAA Privacy Rule guidance following the United States v. Windsor holding that more »

HITRUST released its monthly Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Coordination Center (C3) report today, which looked at two of the biggest incidents in more »

International hackers are moving up to the top of healthcare organizations’ concern lists, and those fears are beginning to be applied to more »

Technical glitches and healthcare websites seem to walk hand-in-hand lately, for both state and national organizations. Vermont is the latest to encounter more »

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) shared news this week that Regional Extension Centers (RECs) have aided more than 100,000 more »

In addition to another patient lawsuit seeking damages as a result of the Community Health Systems, Inc. data breach that impacted 4.5 more »

BOSTON – Medical identity theft, fraud and negligence are prevalent healthcare data breaches these days because of the integration of financial data more »

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made strides in addressing HealthCare.gov more »

A group of healthcare application developers recently called into question what it alleged are outdated government privacy guidance  and unfavorable regulations. In more »

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center recently announced its third data breach in two years, according to local10.com. The most recent breach exposed more »

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is looking for answers regarding the new Apple Watch’s new privacy protections and how Apple plans on more »

The New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO) announced on Tuesday (Sept. 16) that state Senate Bill 229 is now in effect. The more »

Last week, we discussed the three core components to the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) Cyber Security Framework (CSF): the more »

BOSTON – Boston Children’s Hospital was fairly quiet about its run-in last spring with the hacktivist group Anonymous until recently, but now it more »

William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center has been hit with yet another lawsuit following a health data breach. On July more »

It’s no secret that data encryption continues to be an IT security sore spot in the healthcare industry, but some recent Forrester more »

BOSTON – Front-page data breaches and organizations being forced to pay millions in federal fines certainly have not gone unnoticed among providers more »

The healthcare industry is in the middle of a revolutionary shift toward widespread utilization of electronic health records (EHRs). This change has more »

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a strong cross-industry term that is getting a lot of hype these days, but a recent more »

A Temple University physicians’ office recently notified 3,780 patients that their data was exposed after a laptop was stolen from its surgery more »

The Community Health Systems, Inc. breach involving 4.5 million patient records is part of an alarming trend in healthcare. Across the nation, more »

BOSTON – Office for Civil Rights (OCR) health information privacy senior advisor Linda Sanches provided some new HIPAA audit information at the more »

Though cloud computing technology innovation is constant and healthcare organizations are growing increasingly comfortable with cloud data storage, there are still adoption more »

Central Utah Clinic published a data breach notification letter to alert 31,677 patients that their information had been compromised on August 7, more »

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