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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 »

Approximately 1,500 patients were notified of PHI exposure last May at a Missouri facility. Last May, more than 1,500 women in Missouri had their protected more »

A healthcare facility again experienced a data breach due to a missing computer server with unencrypted patient information. For the second time in one month, more »

Patients’ PHI was potentially exposed after a Minnesota facility improperly disposed of sensitive documents. A Minnesota health system is notifying approximately 2,000 patients that their more »

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 »

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