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Health Data Encryption

Internal data encryption, as well as at-rest data encryption, are two areas that healthcare facilities could improve upon, according to a recent Workgroup for Electronic more »

Last week, the Premera data breach announcement further pushed the data security of healthcare organizations into the limelight. The health insurer stated that approximately 11 more »

Health data encryption is becoming an increasingly important issue, especially in the wake of large scale data breaches like Anthem, Inc. and Premera Blue Cross. more »

Following the Anthem data breach where nearly 80 million individuals’ personally identifiable information was potentially exposed, certain HIPAA regulations are coming under scrutiny. In particular, more »

On Tuesday, an Anthem, Inc spokesperson stated that anywhere from 8.8 million to 18.8 million non-customers could be impacted by the previously announced Anthem data more »

More healthcare organizations, and even several state governments, are beginning to consider health data encryption as a necessary approach to keeping sensitive data secure. Keeping more »

Following the massive Anthem data breach earlier this month, some Connecticut lawmakers hope to create a new health data encryption policy to better protect consumer 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 »

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 »

Healthcare Data Encryption is a crucial tool for providers as they implement BYOD policies and work to strengthen their EHR systems. Healthcare data encryption is 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 »

Government websites that helped individuals find AIDS-related medical services reportedly lacked health data encryption. Health data encryption has been pushed as a top priority in 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 »

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 »

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