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May 5, 2017  2:08 PM

2016 healthcare data breaches surpass last year’s record

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Data breach

Healthcare data breaches hit an all-time high in 2016, according to a report by Bitglass. However, the volume of leaked records caused by 2016 healthcare data breaches decreased from the previous year, according to the report. In 2015, however, 113 million Americans were affected, including

March 31, 2017  12:06 PM

Medical record breaches down in 2016, but internal threats proliferate

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Data breach, Ransomware

Financial services may have replaced healthcare as the most breached industry in 2016, but that doesn't mean healthcare is in the all-clear. According to a report by IBM Security, the healthcare industry suffered fewer medical record breaches in 2016 compared to the previous year. In 2015


January 20, 2017  3:17 PM

Healthcare data breaches cost $6.2 billion a year

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
cybersecurity, Data breach

Healthcare data breaches cost the industry $6.2 billion a year, while the average cost of a single data breach across all industries is $4 million, according to Protenus. Additionally, nearly 90% of healthcare organizations have


November 18, 2016  5:14 PM

Health data breaches down in October

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Data breach, health care data breach, Stolen data

The number of health data breaches decreased for the second month in a row following a summer that saw a record number of breaches, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. There were 35 reported data...

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December 15, 2015  3:03 PM

Data breaches and shaky future of meaningful use on DirectTrust’s 2016 prediction list

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, health data exchange, health data security, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 3

Many of this year's most-discussed health IT topics will figure prominently in next year's healthcare technology landscape, though some of those conversations will take on a new tone.

The third stage of the meaningful use program may be stalled or cancelled in 2016, according to...


August 18, 2015  1:26 PM

Providers see employees as causes of healthcare data breaches

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA data breach, Interoperability, ONC

Healthcare providers fear unseen enemies will compromise the safety of patients' protected health information, but their biggest worry is something they can't operate without: their employees. More than three-quarters of respondents to 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 2, 2014  3:39 PM

CIOs, ECRI Institute set their sights on health data security for 2015

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CIOs, Data breach, health data security

Healthcare CIOs and hospital IT departments setting goals for next year are staring down a familiar task: maintaining healthcare data security on limited budget resources. A group of CIOs representing eight healthcare organizations met at the Scottsdale Institute


November 26, 2014  10:51 AM

Laptop theft exposes protected health information, brings six-figure fine

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, HIPAA, HIPAA data breach

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston must pay the state of Massachusetts a $100,000 fine due the theft of an employee's laptop in May 2012. The laptop -- which was not issued...


September 30, 2014  1:54 PM

Number of data breach response teams rises along with threats

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, Data-security

The most effective efforts to limit the damage inflicted by a data breach start before an incident occurs. This is something that security pros in many industries, including healthcare, have observed. Their desire to proactively temper the effects of security incidents is


August 19, 2014  10:19 AM

Protected health information breach exposes data of 4.5 million patients

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, PHI

Hackers compromised the protected health information of 4.5 million patients of Franklin, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, Inc. in April and June of...


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