Health Data Breach

Health Data Breach

Protecting patients’ protected health information (PHI) is an essential aspect of any healthcare facility’s security plan. Having PHI potentially compromised is not something that any more »

With potential healthcare data breaches impacting well-known companies such as Sony Pictures, the importance of data security and safeguards has taken the spotlight. Healthcare facilities more »

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be able to proceed with its enforcement action against the testing laboratory LabMD for an alleged healthcare data breach more »

Today’s changing healthcare IT environments are generating a greater demand for data and process integration. This trend has led to the introduction of a new more »

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation last week requiring health insurance companies in the state to use health data encryption methods. The move hopes more »

IT leaders today are reinventing their infrastructure to support a mobile workforce and a complex array of connected devices. Against this backdrop of mobility and more »

If deployed properly, the right single sign-on (SSO) and strong authentication solution can replace forcing end users to manually enter their names and passwords many times more »

A patient privacy violation potentially occurred when medical records were found in an unused warehouse. It is not always easy to determine if HIPAA violations more »

The USPS announced that a healthcare data breach possibly compromised the information of 485,000 current and former employees. The United States Postal Service (USPS) first more »

Employee claims that personal health information documents involved in healthcare security breach were often kept in an unsecured room. A Dorn VA Medical Center employee more »

Patient privacy was potentially compromised in Nevada and Minnesota, following two separate instances. The implementation of HIPAA administrative safeguards are essential when it comes to more »

Maintaining security measures and training can help prevent healthcare data breaches. Healthcare facilities should remain vigilant in their security measures and keep devices containing PHI more »

The VA experienced a healthcare data breach after a third-party vendor allegedly had an online security flaw. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) experienced yet more »

Two healthcare data breaches compromised patients’ PHI security. When healthcare organizations fail to adhere to HIPAA requirements, patients’ PHI security can become compromised. Whether employees more »

Without the right physical, administrative and technical safeguards, facilities could face healthcare data breaches. Healthcare facilities must remain diligent in their security measures, whether it more »

Boston Children’s Hospital to pay $40,000 in penalty fees following a healthcare security breach. Following a healthcare security breach that exposed the protected health information (PHI) more »

A potential HIPAA violation occurred after patient records at a Tennessee hospice wound up on the side of a highway. A hospice employee’s failure to more »

As technology continues to evolve, it should come as no surprise that healthcare facilities are finding more ways to store and transmit PHI. However, it more »

An individual in Florida was recently arrested and tried for causing a healthcare data breach that compromised patients’ PHI. The arrest of one individual soon more »

PHI was accidentally exposed after a healthcare employee mistakenly donated CDs with patient information. What started as a goodwill attempt to help children with their more »

No facility wants to experience a healthcare data breach. Not only can patients’ protected healthcare information (PHI) be put at risk, but the organization’s reputation more »

A recent study underlines the costly recovery process that can stem from healthcare cybersecurity breaches. As previously discussed, healthcare cybersecurity breaches can have a costly more »

A personal laptop containing PHI was stolen from an Oregon health employee’s car while they were attending a work-related conference. Patients at an Oregon healthcare more »

A recent OCR settlement demonstrates why facilities need to keep healthcare software properly patched and secure. Healthcare software programs need to be kept current, especially more »

An insurer notified patients of a potential healthcare data breach when its subcontractor mishandled PHI. A health insurance subcontractor allegedly mishandled the information of approximately more »

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