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    October was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, christened by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). According to the DHS website, this event was designed to “engage more »

    Health data breach risks can appear in numerous ways, including through relationships with contractors and from lackluster BYOD policies. Healthcare providers need to remain diligent more »

    Robin Williams, the late actor and comedian, is widely quoted as saying, “If you can remember the ‘60s, then you weren’t there.” Similar sentiment may more »

    California Attorney General Kamala Harris released a report showing that the majority of health data breaches were from lost or stolen hardware. Health data breaches more »

    With the implementation of patient portals and secure messaging options, it is clear that collaborative healthcare is becoming more of a common practice. But how more »

    A healthcare data breach possibly occurred in Montana when PHI was mailed to the wrong individual. The VA Montana Health Care System is facing a more »

    As patient-centric models become the norm, tools like patient portals are increasing in popularity. With technology continuously evolving, it has never been more critical for more »

    A subpoena was issued for former US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and his role in overseeing the launch of HealthCare.gov. Former US Chief Technology more »

    Health data security is not a new issue in the healthcare sector, but with health information exchanges (HIEs) springing up all over the country, facilities more »

    The AMA hopes that recent ONC departures will not create healthcare interoperability issues. The American Medical Association (AMA) believes that the departure of National Coordinator more »

    The Arizona State Retirement System is facing a potential healthcare data breach after unencrypted discs with PHI went missing in the mail. When healthcare organizations more »

    The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) is an important tool that healthcare organizations of all sizes can use in their approach to regulatory compliance and more »

    In an effort to keep patient information secure, more healthcare organizations are calling for health data encryption precautions. New Jersey even announced recent legislation that more »

    Health insurers should be required to encrypt patients’ protected health information, according to a proposed bill in New Jersey. Personal health information (PHI) should be more »

    The proliferation of healthcare cloud computing has allowed so many organizations to extend their environments, utilize more flexible resources, and empower their users. New types more »

    Even when medical facilities take the time to properly dispose of patients’ medical records, there is still a risk of a health data breach if more »

    As the healthcare industry quickly becomes more “connected,” the need for strong health IT security has perhaps never been more important. With EHRs and HIEs more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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