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The number of PHI incidents affecting veterans decreased by 34 percent from December 2014 to January 2015, according to the latest report from the Department more »

A number of patients from Suburban Lung Associates in Illinois may face a protected health information (PHI) breach, when a local CBS affiliate received information more »

Last year, 164 PHI data breaches were reported to the Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR), according to the more »

Clinicians demand instant, convenient and simple ways to access patient records, prescribe medicine or dictate notes as they roam across locations, devices and networks. How more »

There is a burgeoning need to collaborate quickly and efficiently within the healthcare industry. Yet unlike in many industries, healthcare data shared among and between more »

Facilities are working hard to keep pace with federal regulations for secure healthcare technology. It is not enough to simply install an EHR, but healthcare more »

Maintaining security measures and training can help prevent healthcare data breaches. Healthcare facilities should remain vigilant in their security measures and keep devices containing PHI 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 »

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 »

A potential HIPAA violation occurred after patient records at a Tennessee hospice wound up on the side of a highway. A hospice employee’s failure to 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 »

As technology continues to evolve, it should come as no surprise that healthcare facilities are finding more ways to store and transmit protected health information more »

Consumer Watchdog has raised concerns over a California HIE and potential patient privacy concerns. When implementing a new electronic health record (EHR), patient privacy and more »

PHI was accidentally exposed after a healthcare employee mistakenly donated CDs with patient information. What started as a goodwill attempt to help children with their 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 »

Congress attempts to block hospital system sale due to PHI security concerns. Eighteen members of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation have written a letter to Attorney General, Kamala D. 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 »

A recent study underlines the costly recovery process that can stem from healthcare cybersecurity breaches. As previously discussed, healthcare cybersecurity breaches can have a costly more »

A personal laptop containing PHI was stolen from an Oregon health employee’s car while they were attending a work-related conference. Patients at an Oregon healthcare more »

AMIA recommended that HIPAA compliance should allow researchers to gain access to patients’ PHI without their permission. Allowing health researchers to access patients’ PHI without 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 »

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 »

Approximately 1,500 patients were notified of PHI exposure last May at a Missouri facility. Last May, more than 1,500 women in Missouri had their protected more »

As your organization’s CIO, do you know whether your business is HIPAA compliant or if it has access to protected health information (PHI)? If you more »

As technology continues to develop, patients are gaining greater control in how they receive medical care and how their protected health information (PHI) is transferred. Everything more »

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