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Several Democratic senators have introduced a national data breach notification bill that will allow states to keep their own notification laws if they have more more »

Yet another phishing attack was announced this week, potentially affecting 3,300 patients at Partners HealthCare System, Inc. According to a company statement, the Massachusetts-based facility more »

Healthcare facilities must ensure they have the latest privacy and security measures in place to prevent exposed medical records and work toward keeping data breach more »

Healthcare data breaches can be caused from a variety of incidents, such as an email phishing scam, misplaced medical records, and lost or stolen mobile more »

The Illinois Senate passed a data breach law that now includes medical and health insurance data in its definition of “personal information.” The Personal Information more »

The Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) announced that it adopted new cybersecurity regulations, designed to help protect sensitive more »

Another email phishing scam was reported at an Ascension Health facility, but it has not yet been said whether the two incidents are related. Seton more »

Staying HIPAA compliant is not always an easy task, especially as new technological options develop, such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and EMRs. Rush University more »

No healthcare organization, whether a provider or insurer, wants to have PHI compromised. However, even with the necessary security measures in place and thorough employee more »

The number of PHI incidents affecting veterans decreased by approximately 65 percent in March, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) latest report to more »

The Washington state Senate unanimously passed the proposed data breach notification law last week by a 47-0 vote. HB 1078 is designed to “strengthen the more »

Healthcare cybersecurity threats are an increasing issue for the industry, but healthcare data breaches can occur in numerous ways. An apparent shift is underway though, more »

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released an updated version of its guide on electronic health IT privacy and security more »

In the wake of the Premera Blue Cross and Anthem, Inc. data breaches, Washington’s attorney general and two lawmakers are calling for stronger data breach more »

Health data privacy concerns are consistently cited as a potential drawback or concern to data exchange programs. Covered entities must ensure that as they implement more »

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) drafted a report from the Executive Technical Workshop on Improving Cybersecurity and Consumer Privacy, and the NIST more »

The Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposal had a large focus on EHR interoperability and data quality. However, keeping patient health information secure was still a top priority more »

The class action data breach lawsuit against Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey was dismissed on March 31, with the judge citing that more »

As more healthcare providers and hospitals implement EHRs and connect to HIEs, prioritizing patient privacy must remain a top priority. Individuals need to not only more »

The de-identification of data is an important part of healthcare technology, especially as the use of EHRs and HIEs becomes more prominent. The HIPAA Privacy more »

President Barack Obama recently signed an executive order designed to create stronger cybersecurity measures and punishment for cyber criminals. Titled, “Blocking the Property of Certain more »

While EHRs and HIEs are being touted as necessary tools for the improvement of the nation’s healthcare system, some Californians believe that the use of more »

A data breach bill failed to pass in the New Mexico Senate last week, which could lead some consumers to think that their government potentially more »

Two data breach bills introduced last week by Rep. Jim Langevin are set to directly compete with previously announced legislation put into play by House more »

The New Mexico Senate did not pass a recently proposed data breach notification bill, even though the bill was unanimously passed by the House earlier more »

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