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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 »

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 former employee improperly accessed the personal data of approximately 200,000 individuals. Often discussed on this website is the importance of healthcare organizations – and more »

SANS Institute survey details the healthcare cybersecurity risk concerns that the increasing reliance on mobile technologies created and how facilities can prepare. As the use more »

The $1 trillion omnibus spending bill discusses several aspects of health IT, including rural health IT efforts. Health information technology (IT) continues to evolve every more »

Healthcare malware attacks are evolving, which is why it is essential for facilities to keep current security measures. As the healthcare industry continues to adopt more »

The nation’s health security preparedness is at a substantially positive level, but there is room for improvement, according to a report. Keeping patients healthy and 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 »

The ONC released a health IT strategic plan this week that focuses on the next five years. The US Department of Health and Human Services’ more »

Bill aimed at improving cybersecurity will likely not be voted on before the 113th Congress ends. According to a news brief released by Healthcare Information more »

With cyber threats on the rise, healthcare security systems must keep pace in order to best protect patient data, as well as their own clinical more »

Instinctively, we think of our financial data as the most likely target of a cyber attack, while healthcare data is increasingly becoming more valuable. Healthcare more »

A new platform that encourages information sharing from NH-ISAC hopes to improve cybersecurity measures across the healthcare industry. A new intelligence platform from the National more »

A bi-partisan bill was introduced this week that seeks to change health IT by altering how the FDA regulates medical devices. Earlier this week two more »

Mobile health security must remain a top priority, especially as a recent survey shows that mobile applications could lead to data breach issues. As health more »

More consumers value their health data security over the ability to easily access that information. The majority of US consumers value health data security over more »

The FTC recently settled a case over how an organization gathered patients’ personal health data. Healthcare providers, billing companies and other organizations that handle personal health more »

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