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Administrative Safeguards

A former employee improperly accessed the personal data of approximately 200,000 individuals. Often discussed on this website is the importance of healthcare organizations – and more »

HIPAA administrative safeguards are designed to manage the selection, development, implementation, and maintenance of security measures. These measures keep electronic protected health information (ePHI) safe and help manage 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 »

Healthcare organizations of all sizes must remain diligent in keeping themselves HIPAA compliant, especially when it comes to technical, physical, and administrative safeguards. Data breaches more »

Cone Health of Greensboro, N.C. has alerted 2,076 Southeastern Heart and Vascular Center patients that their data was compromised as a result of a mailing more »

The Ponemon Institute’s Second Annual Study on Data Breach Preparedness gauged 567 cross-vertical executives’ confidence in their organizations’ ability to respond to data breaches. Compared more »

Owensboro Medical Practice is currently conducting an internal investigation into a data breach that exposed 3,000 patients’ data. There are conflicting reports on the scope, more »

Duke University Health System recently announced that it experienced a patient data breach on July 1 when an unauthorized person stole an unencrypted thumb drive more »

Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, Mo. recently alerted 4,076 employees’ data may have been exposed in a breach involving its online scheduling application. According to more »

Among the items that can be lost in the mix when one healthcare organization takes over another is security and compliance. St. Joseph Health recently more »

The Connecticut state health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, is handling a patient data breach that occurred when its vendor Maximus’s employee lost a backpack more »

Another healthcare data breach involving employees continues to grow, as the range of employees affected by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) breach has more »

Hurley Medical Center is in the process of dealing with an employee data breach that was a result of an error made while the organization more »

ProMedica Bay Park Hospital of Oregon, OH is in the process of alerting more than 500 patients that their protected health information (PHI) had been more »

Most often out of necessity, a healthcare organization that has just endured a data breach will comprehensively review its privacy and security procedures. The most more »

After an Elliot Hospital employee’s car was broken into and four computer workstations were stolen from the vehicle on March 27, the hospital alerted more more »

Unencrypted devices continue to plague healthcare organizations, as healthcare insurance provider Humana is in the process of notifying 2,962 patients that an unencrypted USB drive more »

The HIPAA Security Rule focuses on securing electronic protected health information (ePHI) and is essentially split into administrative, technical and physical safeguards. Seeing as New more »

The patient data breach that involved Sutherland Healthcare seems to be a never-ending saga for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS). After more »

After a reported HIPAA violation, Boulder Community Health (BCH) of Colorado is in the process of investigating its third patient data breach since 2008, according more »

Employees affected by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) data breach have filed a class action lawsuit against UPMC and its payroll vendor, Ultimate more »

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced yesterday that it had handed out $4.8 million worth of HIPAA fines to New York and more »

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has officially completed its investigation into the Walgreens “Well Experience” program and dismissed the complaint filed by the activist more »

Molina Healthcare, a multi-state healthcare organization, reported on Friday that a postcard mailing error in March had resulted in 5,261 former members’ Social Security numbers being more »

After taking nearly two months to flesh out a patient data breach involving inappropriate internal access, UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) of Worcester, Mass. announced more »

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