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Healthcare IT security administrators can also have a difficult time when it comes to ensuring that HIPAA physical safeguards are always followed. As technology continues 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 »

Surveys and published healthcare statistics are a double-edged sword. In one sense, they can validate or negate a hypothesis. On the other hand, they are 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 »

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 »

Among the items that can be lost in the mix when one healthcare organization takes over another is security and compliance. St. Joseph Health recently more »

The Connecticut state health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, is handling a patient data breach that occurred when its vendor Maximus’s employee lost a backpack more »

The continuum of care continues to expand and is forcing integrated delivery networks and health systems to reconsider their health data privacy and security practices more »

As far as the healthcare industry has come the past few years in technology innovation and development, one area that lags behind is physical safeguards. more »

ProMedica Bay Park Hospital of Oregon, OH is in the process of alerting more than 500 patients that their protected health information (PHI) had been more »

After an Elliot Hospital employee’s car was broken into and four computer workstations were stolen from the vehicle on March 27, the hospital alerted more more »

The patient data breach that involved Sutherland Healthcare seems to be a never-ending saga for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS). After 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 »

Employees affected by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) data breach have filed a class action lawsuit against UPMC and its payroll vendor, Ultimate more »

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced yesterday that it had handed out $4.8 million worth of HIPAA fines to New York and more »

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has officially completed its investigation into the Walgreens “Well Experience” program and dismissed the complaint filed by the activist 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 Security numbers being more »

After taking nearly two months to flesh out a patient data breach involving inappropriate internal access, UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) of Worcester, Mass. announced more »

A data breach involving Mercy Regional Medical Center of Durango, Colo. exemplifies the stark reality that phishing attacks have become more complex and difficult for more »

Once it learned that 15,000 patients’ data had been exposed on its transcription service vendor’s website, Boston Medical Center (BMC) fired MDF Transcription Services and has more »

Data breaches of all different shapes, sizes and victims are being reported on an almost daily basis, so it can be difficult to stay up more »

Hackers have made multiple attempts to infiltrate Boston Children’s Hospital within the past month, according to a Boston Globe report. The hackers’ efforts were geared more »

Coordinated Health reported this week that a data breach involving a stolen laptop belonging to an employee may have affected up to 700 patients. According more »

We learned yesterday that two HIPAA covered entities, Concentra Health Services and QCA Health Plan, had come to individual monetary agreements with the Office for more »

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) sent out a release today detailing two entities’ settlements for HIPAA Privacy more »

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