• Tag Archives: PHI

    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 »

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

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

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

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

    No healthcare organization wants to be part of a data breach. With patient privacy notices, facilities must be especially careful so as not to inadvertently more »

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

    The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) announced earlier this week that a laptop containing protected health information (PHI) of approximately 3,000 patients more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cyber security threats in the healthcare industry are continually on the rise and the value of an identity data set is about $50 per patient more »

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

    After a reported HIPAA violation, Boulder Community Health (BCH) of Colorado is in the process of investigating its third patient data breach since 2008, according more »

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