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    Healthcare data breaches can affect organizations long after the security issue was discovered and patients were notified of the problem. Healthcare data breaches are unfortunately more »

    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 »

    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 »

    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 »

    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 »

    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 »

    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 »

    The US healthcare industry has embraced its digital future — and that future is dependent on the Internet. The passage and implementation of recent legislation more »

    A non-profit system of health clinics in Florida reported this week that it experienced a data breach that put patients’ PHI at risk. Jessie Trice more »

    A Virginia medical facility notified patients of a data breach after an individual took documents containing PHI. Montgomery Obstetrics & Gynecology (Montgomery OB-GYN) notified patients more »

    October was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, christened by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). According to the DHS website, this event was designed to “engage more »

    Health data breach risks can appear in numerous ways, including through relationships with contractors and from lackluster BYOD policies. Healthcare providers need to remain diligent more »

    California Attorney General Kamala Harris released a report showing that the majority of health data breaches were from lost or stolen hardware. Health data breaches more »

    A healthcare data breach possibly occurred in Montana when PHI was mailed to the wrong individual. The VA Montana Health Care System is facing a more »

    A subpoena was issued for former US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and his role in overseeing the launch of HealthCare.gov. Former US Chief Technology more »

    The Arizona State Retirement System is facing a potential healthcare data breach after unencrypted discs with PHI went missing in the mail. When healthcare organizations more »

    Even when medical facilities take the time to properly dispose of patients’ medical records, there is still a risk of a health data breach if more »

    A New Jersey doctor’s storage shed was reportedly broken into and 40,000 patient records were stolen. The case of a potential health data breach in more »

    With new healthcare data breaches being reported on a weekly basis, it might seem that organizations in the industry are struggling with their health data more »

    Improper disposal of X-ray films potentially exposes patients’ PHI. Physical safeguards are a crucial aspect of any healthcare organization’s security measures, and are especially critical more »

    Two data breaches have now taken place from when a Tennessee health department moved into a new office space over the summer. The Metro Public more »

    A recent study found that smaller healthcare facilities could potentially be at a greater risk for data breaches. Regardless of a healthcare provider’s size, it more »

    A Pennsylvania healthcare service said it had a potential data breach incident and medical records were also found outside a Michigan facility. A Pennsylvania healthcare more »

    An Oregon health insurance exchange (HIE) has had 18 security breaches in the last six months, with the most recent one occurring when documents containing more »

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