Health Data Security

Health Data Security

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 »

Dominated by what seemed like an almost endless parade of data breaches, 2014 was a rough year for healthcare data security. Despite attacks against retail, more »

Sharing clinical trial data is an important aspect for healthcare, but the key is to ensure that facilities are securely sharing data, according to a more »

There are definite benefits to health data sharing, such as furthering certain types of medical research or even finding new ways to reduce healthcare costs. more »

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently proposed a new data security law that would ensure that compromised healthcare information would also be cause for more »

As cyber attacks and malware invasions continue to strike healthcare facilities, the security of healthcare IT data is a top priority for the healthcare sector. more »

Health data sharing could have numerous benefits for consumers and the healthcare industry. Access to more information could help with various types of research, and more »

An FDA program that aims to improve medical device security was moved from a pilot program to a full-time system. The Food and Drug Administration more »

Healthcare privacy and security issues are barriers for mobile apps as technology evolves. Accessibility, interoperability, healthcare privacy, security, and legal concerns are top concerns for 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 »

The healthcare industry was riddled with data breaches, HIPAA violations, and concerns over patient privacy rights in 2014. Will 2015 be any different, or can 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 »

Two organizations are collaborating to improve medical device cybersecurity. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) more »

A recent survey found that mobile healthcare security needs to be a top priority for providers. Whether it’s providers using laptops or patients using healthcare 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 »

A New York law designed to protect individuals is being questioned over its potential violation of patient privacy. The line between individual patient privacy and 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 »

An Oregon federal appeals court will soon decide on a case concerning patient privacy rights and the Fourth Amendment. Non-healthcare individuals should have limited access 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 »

What type of healthcare data can states collect? The Supreme Court could soon decide. Healthcare data collection programs in 16 states could soon be affected more »

Individuals wanting to withhold medical information from providers could be a sign of patient privacy concerns with online tools. With numerous healthcare data breaches occurring more »

Michael Archuleta presented a HealthITSecurity webcast on maintaining patient data security. Last week, Mt. San Rafael Hospital Director of IT and HIPAA Security Officer Michael more »

Workplace wellness programs are on the rise, but does that mean that PHI security is being put at risk? PHI security is often an issue 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 »

Last week an American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) letter to state Representative Fred Upton was released. AMIA called for HIPAA compliance to be updated to allow more »

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