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Do Healthcare Data Breach Lawsuits Have Reasonable Standards?

April 12, 2017 - Being able to prove fault in a healthcare data breach class action lawsuit is inherently difficult, but it is also important to understand the privacy expectations, according to a recent Corporate Clients Insight blog post. Data breach cases are not as simple for plaintiffs as it may seem, wrote LeClairRyan Partner Chad Mandell. It is hard to prove proper legal standing “and class certification...


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Do Healthcare Data Breach Lawsuits Have Reasonable Standards?

by Elizabeth Snell

Being able to prove fault in a healthcare data breach class action lawsuit is inherently difficult, but it is also important to understand the privacy expectations, according to a recent Corporate Clients Insight blog post. Data breach cases...

TN Updates Data Breach Notification Law for Encrypted Data

by Elizabeth Snell

Any person or business that conducts business in Tennessee is only required give data breach notification if the information acquired was unencrypted, according to a recently passed amendment. Amended Senate Bill 547 states that encrypted data...

2016 Record Data Breach Year, Attackers Less Healthcare-Focused

by Elizabeth Snell

There were a record number of records compromised from data breaches in 2016, growing 566 percent in 2016 from 600 million to more than 4 billion, according to a recent IBM report. The 2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index also found that...

Allina Health Privacy Incident Possibly Exposes Patient Info

by Kate Monica

Minnesota-based Allina Health recently announced that paper documents were emptied into the trash before the documents could be securely shredded. The documents were from a recycling bin in the physician’s private office, and were to be...

Brand New Day Data Breach from Vendor System Access

by Elizabeth Snell

A California-based Medicare health plan is notifying approximately 14,000 patients that some of their information may have been compromised in a potential vendor data breach. Brand New Day became aware on December 28, 2016 that a contracting...

CoPilot Security Breach Potentially Impacts 220K Patients

by Kate Monica

On Jan 18, 2017, CoPilot Provider Support Services, Inc. announced it detected unauthorized access of one of its databases and notified potentially impacted patients of the security breach. CoPilot has no evidence any information has been distributed...

Top 4 Healthcare Data Breaches Stem from Hacking Incident

by Elizabeth Snell

While 2016 is not yet complete, there have already been approximately 250 reported cases of potential healthcare data breaches affecting more than 500 individuals submitted to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The majority of these incidents...

Data Security Incident from Arkansas Break-in Affects 2K

by Elizabeth Snell

Arkansas-based Baxter Regional Home Health Facility (Baxter Home Health) announced that certain patients and employees may have had some of their information exposed in a data security incident that took place in August 2016. Baxter Home Health...

Potential Bon Secours Data Breach Affects 655K Patients

by Elizabeth Snell

South Carolina-based Bon Secours Health System, Inc. announced last week that it experienced a potential healthcare data breach that may affect 665,000 patients. R-C Healthcare Management is a vendor that works with Bon Secours, and inadvertently...

Stolen Patient Records in OH Lead to Potential PHI Breach

by Jacqueline Belliveau

An Ohio-area dental practice has notified 7,784 individuals of a potential PHI breach after patient records were stolen, reported the Office of Civil Rights on its website. In a HIPAA breach notification letter, Sunbury Plaza Dental explained...

Bizmatics Healthcare Data Breach Affects Another 22K Patients

by Jacqueline Belliveau

North Ottowa Medical Group has identified a hacking incident at Bizmatics, an EHR vendor, as the source of a potential healthcare data breach, according to a press release. The Michigan-based medical group was notified by Bizmatics that servers...

Maryland Court Dismisses CareFirst Data Breach Lawsuit

by Elizabeth Snell

Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit filed after the CareFirst data breach from last year failed to demonstrate sufficient standing, according to a Maryland district court. Pamela Chambliss and Scott Adamson claimed in their case against CareFirst...

Planned Parenthood Health Data Breach Affects 2K Patients

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland faces a possible healthcare data breach affecting 2,506 patients after paper records were exposed during the closure of a healthcare center in Iowa, according to a company press release. Patients at the Dubuque...

Healthcare System Break-Ins Result in Potential PHI Breaches

by Jacqueline Belliveau

PruittHealth, a healthcare system in South Carolina, has investigated two break-ins at separate locations that may have resulted in PHI breaches. According to a public notice on its website, the healthcare system was notified of two break-ins...

EHR Data Potentially Exposed in Vendor Healthcare Data Breach

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Another medical center has reported a potential healthcare data breach stemming from a hacking incident affecting EHR vendor Bizmatics, according to a HIPAA notification letter on the ENT and Allergy Center’s website. The Office of Civil...

Over 19K Patients Notified in Potential EHR Data Breach

by Jacqueline Belliveau

A Pennsylvania-based healthcare facility has fallen victim to a possible EHR data breach after unauthorized users hacked into its EHR system, which was managed by Bizmatics. Approximately 19,776 individuals were affected by the security incident...

Improper Employee Access Creates Potential Health Data Breach

by Jacqueline Belliveau

ProMedica, a healthcare organization in Ohio, has investigated a potential healthcare data breach after discovering several employees had inappropriately accessed the private medical records for patients they were not directly treating. According...

How a Proactive Approach Improves Healthcare Cybersecurity

by Jacqueline Belliveau

While healthcare data breaches were the most reported data security incident in 2015, it is not surprising that more organizations are employing or seeking a third-party managed security services vendor to help identify and react to healthcare...

Hackers Cause Possible Healthcare Data Breach for 40K Patients

by Jacqueline Belliveau

A Connecticut-based podiatry group is facing a possible healthcare data breach that has impacted approximately 40,491 individuals after hackers accessed network services, according to the Office of Civil Rights data breach report. An outside...

Vendor Healthcare Data Breach Exposes Info on 87K Patients

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The Southeast Eye Institute, PA, or Eye Associates of Pinellas, has recently reported a possible healthcare data breach after an unauthorized party accessed patient files that were formerly managed by a third-party vendor. Approximately 87,314...

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