PHI

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

A New Jersey doctor’s storage shed was reportedly broken into and 40,000 patient records were stolen. The case of a potential health more »

Improper disposal of X-ray films potentially exposes patients’ PHI. Physical safeguards are a crucial aspect of any healthcare organization’s security measures, and more »

Two data breaches have now taken place from when a Tennessee health department moved into a new office space over the summer. more »

A Pennsylvania healthcare service said it had a potential data breach incident and medical records were also found outside a Michigan facility. more »

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

No healthcare organization wants to be part of a data breach. With patient privacy notices, facilities must be especially careful so as more »

Over a period of approximately three years, a “small number” of laptops have gone missing from ambulances in the Dallas area. The more »

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) announced earlier this week that a laptop containing protected health information (PHI) of more »

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

Amid a rising tide of compliance pressures, employee mobility, and high black-market values for personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information more »

Data breaches are something that the healthcare industry is continuously working to prevent. However, computer hackers and malware attacks are often the more »

There is a major role for technology to play in the transformation of the healthcare system from one that lags behind other more »

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

The Dorn Veterans Administration Hospital could be facing a security breach after organization officials recently discovered that several boxes with patients’ information more »

More than a year after patients filed a potential class action lawsuit against Johns Hopkins Medicine following a privacy breach, the hospital more »

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center began alerting 1,801 patients last week that an employee had accessed clinical data without having more »

Cyber security threats in the healthcare industry are continually on the rise and the value of an identity data set is about more »

For good reason, healthcare organizations are weary of potential fines and audits coming from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 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 »