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According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made strides in addressing HealthCare.gov more »

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center recently announced its third data breach in two years, according to local10.com. The most recent breach exposed more »

A Temple University physicians’ office recently notified 3,780 patients that their data was exposed after a laptop was stolen from its surgery more »

Central Utah Clinic published a data breach notification letter to alert 31,677 patients that their information had been compromised on August 7, more »

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team and FBI are now investigating the recent hack into the HealthCare.Gov test more »

Perhaps the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had good reason for withholding HealthCare.Gov security control information from the Associated Press. According more »

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made news recently when it denied an Associated Press (AP) request for information about HealthCare.Gov more »

Duke University Health System recently announced that it experienced a patient data breach on July 1 when an unauthorized person stole an more »

The umbrella vendor statement “we encrypt all of our data” isn’t enough to satisfy HIPAA regulations, nor is it sufficient for a more »

Data encryption in healthcare isn’t necessarily a cure-all, as top-flight hackers can crack encryption keys with relative ease. But there is obvious more »

Despite having an organization-wide device encryption policy in place, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles announced an unencrypted laptop theft that may more »

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) refused an Associated Press (AP) request for information regarding HealthCare.Gov security under the Freedom of more »

Self Regional Healthcare of Greenwood, S.C. is alerting patients of a data breach that occurred over Memorial Day weekend when two men stole more »

Despite the Third District Court of Appeal of California’s decision that Sutter Medical Foundation hadn’t violated the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), more »

The Third District Court of Appeal of California again ruled in favor of Sutter Medical Foundation on Monday, as the court maintained more »

Following a great deal of security criticism toward HealthCare.gov since its inception, there continue to be security-related issues within state healthcare insurance more »

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District recently alerted families of just fewer than 300 child patients that their vaccination records had been more »

NRAD Medical Associates of Garden City, New York has informed 97,000 patients that an internal employee inappropriately accessed protected health information (PHI) more »

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has reported more details on one of the largest HIPAA breaches in more »

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

As referenced by Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) IT Director Frank Baer, there is no turning back from the confluence of mHealth 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 »

Recent news that a Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services server had been hacked into served as a reminder that more »

Just less than a year after a Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services server was hacked into, the department is more »

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

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