Health Data Security

The IRS must work harder to keep PHI protected, according to a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. While more »

The US Department of Homeland Security is investigating approximately two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices. Can a hacker more »

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

The OIG revealed that the FDA’s computer network is vulnerable to a potential data breach. A recent audit by the Office of more »

Healthcare organizations need to remain up-to-date on the guidelines for proper security risk analysis. Conducting a security risk analysis is part of more »

Eileen Erdos, a principal in the EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services’ Life Sciences practice, spoke with HealthITSecurity.com about the importance of more »

A recent study found that smaller healthcare facilities could potentially be at a greater risk for data breaches. Regardless of a healthcare more »

Meaningful Use secure messaging was one of several issues discussed in a blueprint created by the American Medical Association last week. The more »

In an earlier post, we discussed the steps to performing a Risk Assessment. Once you’ve determined the risks within your healthcare environment, more »

Patient portals are slowly becoming more common in the healthcare industry, along with the option for patients to securely message their physicians more »

Surveys and published healthcare statistics are a double-edged sword. In one sense, they can validate or negate a hypothesis. On the other more »

Cyber security is crucial for many organizations, and the healthcare industry is no different. While the most recent discovery of a security more »

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio has alerted 4,000 veterans that their personal data had been exposed as a more »

Social security numbers and credit card numbers are often thought of as key pieces of information for thieves to have in terms more »

Technical glitches and healthcare websites seem to walk hand-in-hand lately, for both state and national organizations. Vermont is the latest to encounter more »

The New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO) announced on Tuesday (Sept. 16) that state Senate Bill 229 is now in effect. The more »

William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center has been hit with yet another lawsuit following a health data breach. On July more »

Pella Regional Health Center admitted to a security breach last week when it was discovered that human error paired with a system more »

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

After a reported HIPAA violation, Boulder Community Health (BCH) of Colorado is in the process of investigating its third patient data breach more »

Employees affected by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) data breach have filed a class action lawsuit against UPMC and its more »

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced yesterday that it had handed out $4.8 million worth of HIPAA fines to more »

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has officially completed its investigation into the Walgreens “Well Experience” program and dismissed the complaint filed 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 more »

After taking nearly two months to flesh out a patient data breach involving inappropriate internal access, UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) of more »