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Michigan Cybersecurity Breach Could Impact 22K Patients

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Flint, Michigan-based Singn and Arora Oncology Hematology is notifying 22,000 patients that some of their information may have been accessed in a cybersecurity breach, according to an ABC12 report. An unauthorized user reportedly accessed...

Lawsuit Filed to Avoid Potential Health Data Exposure Fines

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A Wisconsin-based publishing company recently filed a lawsuit claiming that it is being exposed to potential liability for unauthorized exposure of individuals’ personal health data. The concern over possible health information exposure...

3 Key Steps for Stronger Data Security in Healthcare

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There was a recent Forbes article that analyzed the findings from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which looked at the total number of breaches and impacted people in 2015. So, what did OCR find? In 2015, there were 253 healthcare breaches,...

Data Security, Privacy Key in EHNAC Designation with HITRUST

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The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) was recently designated as an Assessor for the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF). The move will allow EHNAC to help healthcare organizations...

Preventing Insider Threats from Affecting Health Data Security

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There are numerous potential threats to health data security, and the increasingly complex level of technology will only help add to that threat level. Insider threats are one key area of concern, as careless or poorly trained employees could...

GAO Finds DHS Cybersecurity Measures Have Room for Improvement

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While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has worked toward implementing necessary cybersecurity measures in its National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), there are still factors impeding its efficiency and effectiveness,...

How Healthcare IT Teams Bring Value and Security to Providers

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Over the recent years, some of the most successful healthcare organizations are those that thoroughly involve their IT teams with overall business goals. IT professionals are no longer a silo operation, put in place to put out fires or deal with...

Children’s Medical Center Issued $3.2M OCR HIPAA Penalty

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Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (Children’s) was recently given an OCR HIPAA civil money penalty due to ePHI disclosure and several years of HIPAA non-compliance, according to a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) release....

Potentially Unencrypted Laptop Stolen from LA Hospital

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On December 21, 2016, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group (CHLAMG) became aware of a potentially unencrypted laptop stolen on October 18, containing the personal health information...

Cybersecurity Risk Management Focus in HITRUST Catalogue

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Having a stronger understanding of cybersecurity risk management is a key way for healthcare organizations to view potential risk areas and keep data secure, according to the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). That was a driving factor...

OIG Finds Unprotected PII in Federal Cloud Computing System

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With more organizations utilizing cloud computing options, including the healthcare industry, it is essential that necessary security measures are taken. A failure to do so could leave PHI or PII unprotected and vulnerable, potentially falling...

Consumers Worried National Data Privacy Capabilities Lacking

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With many Americans admitting to having personal experience with a major data breach, it should come as no surprise that they have concerns with how the government and other corporations handle data privacy. Out of 1,040 surveyed adults, 64 percent...

Considering HIPAA Privacy Rule with Mental Health Data

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The permitted uses and disclosures of PHI in the HIPAA Privacy Rule were key considerations in a recently passed bill package, which included reforms for patients being treated for mental health conditions. The Helping Families in Mental Health...

Security Operations Centers Falling Below Optimal Levels

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The majority of security operations centers (SOCs), which assist organizations in mitigating potential cybersecurity risks, are falling below the optimal maturity level, according to research from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The HPE State...

Working to Overcome the Cybersecurity Skills Gap in Healthcare

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The cybersecurity threat landscape is ever-evolving, forcing many industries to hire individuals with applicable cybersecurity skills to keep sensitive data secure. Healthcare is no different, with ransomware attacks, malware incidents, and other...

National Cybersecurity Strategy Suggested in New Report

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Improving cyber hygiene and working to reduce and control cyber crime are just two of the cybersecurity strategy recommendations from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in its recent Cyber Policy Task Force report. CSIS...

Preparing for the 2017 Healthcare Cybersecurity Threats

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Cybersecurity is a major concern for healthcare executives as we head into 2017. After two years of a steadily increasing cyber threat landscape that resulted in record numbers of patient records compromised, health organizations extorted financially...

Why Healthcare Must Invest in Data Security Measures

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Healthcare cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, and with cases of ransomware infiltrating provider networks, patient data security and patient safety could both be put at risk. Healthcare organizations must ensure that they are making strong...

CoPilot Security Breach Potentially Impacts 220K Patients

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On Jan 18, 2017, CoPilot Provider Support Services, Inc. announced it detected unauthorized access of one of its databases and notified potentially impacted patients of the security breach. CoPilot has no evidence any information has been distributed...

Focusing on Patient Data Privacy in Health Data Exchange

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There are an increasing amount of potential patient data privacy risks as technology continues to evolve, meaning policymakers need to strengthen privacy rules, according to a recent contribution on The Century Foundation. Patient health information...

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