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    A Massachusetts hospital is facing a civil lawsuit from a patient whose PHI was potentially exposed in a healthcare data breach. The University of Massachusetts more »

    A former employee gained unauthorized access to several hospitals, creating a healthcare security breach. Three Washington hospitals are working to fix their computer systems after more »

    A recent poll shows that patients are not overly concerned about their health data security. As technology continues to evolve, and healthcare organizations implement more more »

    Patients’ PHI was stolen from two Detroit-area hospitals. The thieves allegedly used the information to file false tax returns. Approximately 1,400 people had their protected more »

    Healthcare secure messaging has come a long way over the last several years, but it’s still essential for organizations to pick an option right for more »

    Last week, the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a bulletin outlining how healthcare organizations can abide by HIPAA in more »

    Brigham and Woman’s Hospital (BWH) notified patients that an incident in September could potentially have exposed some individuals’ protected health information (PHI). A BWH physician’s more »

    A report shows that the VA has not done enough to mitigate potential cybersecurity risks. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has not fully addressed more »

    An Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the ruling that Walgreens can be held liable for its employee being part of HIPAA violations. A healthcare provider more »

    Healthcare IT security administrators can also have a difficult time when it comes to ensuring that HIPAA physical safeguards are always followed. As technology continues more »

    Healthcare privacy and security issues are part of several topics that the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) plans to focus on over the next more »

    The VA released its monthly report to Congress on data breach incidents, which included the exposure of veterans’ PHI. The US Department of Veterans Affairs released more »

    Several hospitals have found numerous benefits from implementing a secure messaging solution. While there are no HIPAA-compliant secure messaging services, there are the means available more »

    Healthcare organizations of all sizes work diligently to ensure that they remain HIPAA-compliant while also providing high-quality patient care. There are security, privacy, and regulatory more »

    Clinical workflows – an established process in a clinician’s daily activity of caring for patients – are increasingly integrating with healthcare information systems, and therefore, more »

    Recent surveys indicate that healthcare providers and patients could be hesitant over BYOD policies because of potential security risks. With healthcare BYOD policies, providers have more »

    Healthcare Data Encryption is a crucial tool for providers as they implement BYOD policies and work to strengthen their EHR systems. Healthcare data encryption is more »

    It is not yet clear if Anthem Blue Cross members receiving emails with their PHI in the subject line will warrant a data breach notification. more »

    The AMA recently released policies describing how health insurers need to take greater care in ensuring healthcare privacy for patients. It would be greatly beneficial more »

    A health insurer is facing a potential data breach due to a computer server reported missing after an office move. Even with strong administrative safeguards more »

    Healthcare organizations need to ensure they remain HIPAA compliant while still keeping the public properly informed about the Ebola virus. The Ebola virus has been more »

    It’s critical to review the requirements of HIPAA technical safeguards to ensure that your healthcare organization is compliant and able to keep PHI safe. While more »

    A California medical center has gone to court over accusations that it violated patient privacy by releasing a patient’s private medical information. Patient privacy rights more »

    Central Dermatology Center is facing a possible health data breach after finding malware was uploaded into one of its computer servers. A North Carolina dermatology more »

    Government websites that helped individuals find AIDS-related medical services reportedly lacked health data encryption. Health data encryption has been pushed as a top priority in more »

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