Patient Privacy

Patient Privacy

A number of patients from Suburban Lung Associates in Illinois may face a protected health information (PHI) breach, when a local CBS affiliate received information 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 »

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 »

The third time might be the charm, but when it comes to giving data security notices to patients because of a potential healthcare data breach, more »

Minnesota’s current patient privacy law should not be repealed in favor of HIPAA, according to the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF). The organization’s president more »

As healthcare organizations continuously update their systems and implement the latest tools to improve patient care, it is important for providers to remain mindful of more »

Students at a Georgia university are claiming that they are victims of identity theft after their information, including some medical data, was reported stolen from a more »

An organization can have all the necessary healthcare privacy and security measures in place, but without comprehensive employee training, the facility could still fall victim more »

EHR privacy, along with transparency of how medical records are transmitted and shared, are important issues to patients, according to survey results shared at a more »

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is potentially on a more positive track for 2015 when it comes to keeping veterans’ protected health information (PHI) more »

As more healthcare organizations implement electronic health records (EHRs) and begin to connect to health information exchanges (HIEs), the need for secure medical devices also more »

President Barack Obama continued his push for stronger cybersecurity across the nation by issuing an executive order last week that promotes greater data sharing in more »

Kaiser Permanente is notifying customers of a potential health data breach after a box of medical documents spilled off of a courier truck on Jan. more »

Improved cybersecurity measures, particularly how private and government entities collect and process personally identifiable information (PII), is one area that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) more »

Following the massive Anthem data breach earlier this month, some Connecticut lawmakers hope to create a new health data encryption policy to better protect consumer more »

The government is continuing its efforts to work toward mitigating cyber threats, as this week it announced the creation of a new cybersecurity agency. The more »

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