Healthcare Information Security

EHR Data Security

Unauthorized EHR Access Potentially Exposes 14K Records

May 11, 2017 - On February 27, 2017, the Diamond Institute for Infertility and Menopause discovered a potential data breach in which an unauthorized individual gained access to a third-party server containing patient EHRs. While the patient EHRs and the database itself were both encrypted, officials stated some support documents may have been accessed. To mitigate any potential damage, the New Jersey healthcare...

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NY Computer Virus Raises Healthcare Data Security Concerns

by Kate Monica

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) has been battling a computer virus that was discovered on its computer system early Sunday morning, causing concern over the organization’s healthcare data security. The hospital has voluntarily shut down...

Why Healthcare is a ‘Sitting Duck’ in Data Protection Measures

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations and manufacturers are very vulnerable when it comes to their data protection measures, according to the Intel Security 2016 Data Protection Benchmark Study.   While the gap between data loss and breach discovery...

How Location-Based IT Could Re-invent Healthcare Security

by Roman Foeckl of CoSoSys

We have entered an age where our private data has become an all-too-easy target for malicious individuals or organizations who steal and sell this data for significant profit. Healthcare security is especially important as a hacker made almost...

Possible Microsoft Data Security Flaw Revealed in ‘Golden Key’

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations relying on Microsoft operating systems may want to take note of a recent potential data security issue, and make any necessary patches to ensure that patient information remains secure. Researchers MY123 and Slipstream...

Over 19K Patients Notified in Potential EHR Data Breach

by Jacqueline Belliveau

A Pennsylvania-based healthcare facility has fallen victim to a possible EHR data breach after unauthorized users hacked into its EHR system, which was managed by Bizmatics. Approximately 19,776 individuals were affected by the security incident...

Hackers Access EHR Data in Potential Healthcare Data Breach

by Jacqueline Belliveau

A medical group in Texas is facing a potential healthcare data breach that may have exposed patient and employee information after a hacking incident. Approximately 50,000 individuals were affected by the healthcare data security event at the...

Healthcare Ransomware Threat Leads to Data Security Incident

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Mayfield Brain and Spine has notified some patients that a healthcare ransomware incident, stemming from a malicious email, may have caused a potential healthcare data breach. The incident has affected 23,341 individuals, according to the Office...


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