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The number of PHI incidents affecting veterans decreased by 34 percent from December 2014 to January 2015, according to the latest report from the Department more »

Following the Anthem data breach where nearly 80 million individuals’ personally identifiable information was potentially exposed, certain HIPAA regulations are coming under scrutiny. In particular, more »

Healthcare organizations are consistently lacking in their overall healthcare cybersecurity awareness, according to recent research from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). Moreover, many facilities more »

The majority of healthcare organizations – 97 percent – have put healthcare security and compliance measures into place, according to DataMotion’s third annual survey on more »

The HIPAA security risk assessment is an important way for healthcare organizations to evaluate the potential risks and vulnerabilities within their facility and how they more »

A Minnesota Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) nurse possibly committed a HIPAA violation after he inappropriately accessed a state database containing prescription information for 1 more »

Will the importance of the public’s safety outweigh concerns over potential patient privacy violations? That debate continues in Missouri, as lawmakers will soon discuss whether more »

Regardless of an organization’s size, it’s essential that all healthcare privacy and security needs are taken into account in order to create a comprehensive and more »

Unfortunately, HIPAA violations can still occur even when healthcare facilities implement comprehensive security measures and keep them properly updated. Employee training can also help mitigate more »

Health privacy concerns could continue to rise, especially as a recent study showed that the majority of third-party companies potentially gained access to consumers’ health more »

As more healthcare organizations implement EHRs and connect to HIEs, the need for stronger healthcare cybersecurity measures become more apparent. Facilities want information to be more »

As healthcare providers strive to meet new mandates and reach new quality of care goals, they should always keep HIPAA rules and regulations in mind. The tangle more »

Earlier this week, the Utah Senate advanced legislation that calls for greater restrictions in how an electronic prescription database is accessed by law enforcement. Senator more »

Numerous industries, including healthcare, could greatly improve their cybersecurity measures through collaboration, according to Guy Delp, director of Cyber and Data Analytics at Lockheed Martin. A more »

More healthcare facilities are beginning to consider mobile security options, and healthcare BYOD best practices are quickly becoming a popular topic in the industry. But more »

On Tuesday, an Anthem, Inc spokesperson stated that anywhere from 8.8 million to 18.8 million non-customers could be impacted by the previously announced Anthem data more »

Patient privacy is an essential aspect of the healthcare industry, and HIPAA regulations were designed with that in mind. With the increase in EHR use, more more »

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Privacy & Security Workgroup met earlier this week to discuss certain aspects of the latest ONC Interoperability Roadmap more »

A former patient filed a lawsuit against Aventura Hospital and Medical Center following the facility’s third healthcare data breach in two years. According to a more »

The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to focus on health data security, specifically whether consumers’ personal information more »

Last year, 164 PHI data breaches were reported to the Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR), according to the more »

The Supreme Court has dismissed a class action suit for medical identity theft filed against St. Joseph Health System (SJHS), a healthcare facility in Texas. more »

HIE security is an essential aspect of an organization’s overall privacy and security measures, and facilities of all sizes can use HIEs for HIPAA compliant more »

When patients’ PHI is stolen, medical identity theft could occur. Moreover, providers that don’t comply with HIPAA standards could face heavy fines, as well as more »

Wyoming recently passed legislation calling for greater security breach notification and included health information in its definition of “personal information.” Wyoming now joins a seemingly more »

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