• Tag Archives: Health Data Encryption

    In an effort to keep patient information secure, more healthcare organizations are calling for health data encryption precautions. New Jersey even announced recent legislation that more »

    Cost and technical challenges remain central barriers to interoperability for health information exchanges (HIEs), according to the recent eHealth Initiative survey. The research also showed more »

    UC Davis Health System announced that it discovered a provider’s email had been compromised by an unknown source on September 26, breaching 1,326 patients’ data. According more »

    Touchstone Medical Imaging, LLC has sent out notices to some patients treated prior to August of 2012 that it learned on May 9, 2014 that more »

    It’s no secret that data encryption continues to be an IT security sore spot in the healthcare industry, but some recent Forrester Report findings reaffirm that more »

    Jersey City Medical Center recently publicized a Medicaid patient data breach that resulted from United Parcel Service (UPS) failing to deliver an unencrypted CD with patient more »

    Women & Infants Hospital (WIH) of Rhode Island first reported a data breach involving unencrypted backup tapes containing ultrasound images from two of its ambulatory sites more »

    Colorado Neurodiagnostics of Littleton, Colo. is alerting an unknown number of patients that their protected health information (PHI) had been compromised when a laptop with 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 »

    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 »

    University of California Irvine (UCI) announced last week that 1,813 students and some non-students were impacted by a data breach involving keylogging software malware. The 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 »

    Most healthcare cloud security discussions these days usually involve a cloud provider’s willingness (or perhaps lack thereof) to sign a HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA). more »

    A data breach involving Mercy Regional Medical Center of Durango, Colo. exemplifies the stark reality that phishing attacks have become more complex and difficult for more »

    Once it learned that 15,000 patients’ data had been exposed on its transcription service vendor’s website, Boston Medical Center (BMC) fired MDF Transcription Services and has more »

    Data breaches of all different shapes, sizes and victims are being reported on an almost daily basis, so it can be difficult to stay up more »

    Hackers have made multiple attempts to infiltrate Boston Children’s Hospital within the past month, according to a Boston Globe report. The hackers’ efforts were geared more »

    Coordinated Health reported this week that a data breach involving a stolen laptop belonging to an employee may have affected up to 700 patients. According more »

    We learned yesterday that two HIPAA covered entities, Concentra Health Services and QCA Health Plan, had come to individual monetary agreements with the Office for more »

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