• Tag Archives: Technical Safeguards

    Health data security is not a new issue in the healthcare sector, but with health information exchanges (HIEs) springing up all over the country, facilities more »

    Touchstone Medical Imaging, LLC has sent out notices to some patients treated prior to August of 2012 that it learned on May 9, 2014 that more »

    The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles announced an unencrypted laptop theft that compromised at least more than 500 patients’ data in August, but actual more »

    More details surrounding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hurried HealthCare.gov launch last fall are emerging. The most recent, Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) more »

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

    Aventura Hospital and Medical Center recently announced its third data breach in two years, according to local10.com. The most recent breach exposed 82,601 patients’ data more »

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

    Central Utah Clinic published a data breach notification letter to alert 31,677 patients that their information had been compromised on August 7, according to a 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 server. For a 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 to a Wall 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 security. Though it more »

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

    The umbrella vendor statement “we encrypt all of our data” isn’t enough to satisfy HIPAA regulations, nor is it sufficient for a healthcare organization to 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 value in ensuring 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 have compromised more 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 Information Act (FOI). 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 an unencrypted laptop 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), the patient plaintiffs more »

    The Third District Court of Appeal of California again ruled in favor of Sutter Medical Foundation on Monday, as the court maintained that Sutter had 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 exchanges. A Department more »

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

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

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

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

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