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    A recent poll shows that patients are not overly concerned about their health data security. As technology continues to evolve, and healthcare organizations implement more more »

    Patients’ PHI was stolen from two Detroit-area hospitals. The thieves allegedly used the information to file false tax returns. Approximately 1,400 people had their protected more »

    Brigham and Woman’s Hospital (BWH) notified patients that an incident in September could potentially have exposed some individuals’ protected health information (PHI). A BWH physician’s more »

    A report shows that the VA has not done enough to mitigate potential cybersecurity risks. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has not fully addressed more »

    The VA released its monthly report to Congress on data breach incidents, which included the exposure of veterans’ PHI. The US Department of Veterans Affairs released more »

    Healthcare organizations of all sizes work diligently to ensure that they remain HIPAA-compliant while also providing high-quality patient care. There are security, privacy, and regulatory more »

    NIST released a guide on cyber threat information sharing, and is seeking comments through November 28. The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and more »

    Healthcare Data Encryption is a crucial tool for providers as they implement BYOD policies and work to strengthen their EHR systems. Healthcare data encryption is more »

    It is not yet clear if Anthem Blue Cross members receiving emails with their PHI in the subject line will warrant a data breach notification. more »

    The AMA recently released policies describing how health insurers need to take greater care in ensuring healthcare privacy for patients. It would be greatly beneficial more »

    A health insurer is facing a potential data breach due to a computer server reported missing after an office move. Even with strong administrative safeguards more »

    It’s critical to review the requirements of HIPAA technical safeguards to ensure that your healthcare organization is compliant and able to keep PHI safe. While more »

    A California medical center has gone to court over accusations that it violated patient privacy by releasing a patient’s private medical information. Patient privacy rights more »

    The OIG released its 2015 work plan, which includes a review of hospitals’ contingency planning and if they are HIPAA compliant. The US Department of more »

    The state Supreme Court ruled that physicians can be sued for HIPAA negligence if it violates certain regulations. Patients can sue a medical office for more »

    The HIPAA Omnibus Rule was significant for the healthcare industry. Many of the rule’s stipulations drastically affected how covered entities, business associates (BAs) and subcontractors handle risk more »

    A non-profit system of health clinics in Florida reported this week that it experienced a data breach that put patients’ PHI at risk. Jessie Trice more »

    More healthcare organizations across the nation are working toward interoperability, while also ensuring that they abide by federal regulations in terms of HIEs, EHRs, and more »

    A Virginia medical facility notified patients of a data breach after an individual took documents containing PHI. Montgomery Obstetrics & Gynecology (Montgomery OB-GYN) notified patients more »

    A healthcare data breach possibly occurred in Montana when PHI was mailed to the wrong individual. The VA Montana Health Care System is facing a more »

    As patient-centric models become the norm, tools like patient portals are increasing in popularity. With technology continuously evolving, it has never been more critical for more »

    The Arizona State Retirement System is facing a potential healthcare data breach after unencrypted discs with PHI went missing in the mail. When healthcare organizations more »

    In an effort to keep patient information secure, more healthcare organizations are calling for health data encryption precautions. New Jersey even announced recent legislation that more »

    Health insurers should be required to encrypt patients’ protected health information, according to a proposed bill in New Jersey. Personal health information (PHI) should be more »

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

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