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October 5, 2011  10:40 AM

Spotlight on AHIMA members as health care data breach numbers rise

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHIMA, Data breach, data breaches, Data Loss Prevention, health care data breach, HIPAA, patient data security

SALT LAKE CITY -- It's simply crazy how frequently "data breach" is showing up on Google News's left hand column of trending topics lately. It seems -- at least, empirically -- that nine times out of 10 when you click on "data breach" to find out what is the latest story getting major traction,...

September 9, 2011  11:37 AM

Will your business associates cause a health care data breach?

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Data breach, HIPAA business associate, HIPAA violations

No health care organization is immune to a data breach. Health care data breach notifications have been on the rise since the Office for Civil Rights...


May 2, 2011  12:47 PM

How to address HIPAA compliance under the HITECH Act

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Data breach, HIPAA Privacy Rule

The HITECH Act, as is now widely known, has had a dramatic impact on HIPAA compliance. Business associates as well as covered entities are now directly responsible for protecting...


March 16, 2011  1:00 AM

Cost of a data breach rises over last 12 months

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Data breach, HIPAA, patient data security, PHI

Setting aside the somewhat nebulous costs of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement and the negative publicity involved with data breaches, we can still say definitively that the cost of a health care data breach is rising. How much? It costs $20,663 to resolve a...


March 2, 2011  4:35 PM

On further review, $4.3 million Cignet HIPAA fine not a big surprise

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Data breach, HIMSS11, Office for Civil Rights

Last week at the Health Information Management Systems Society's HIMSS11 conference, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Civil Rights (OCR) dropped a bombshell just as agency secretary Kathleen Sebelius was delivering her keynote: a


December 8, 2010  4:40 PM

Motorola adds ‘geofencing’ as HIPAA defense to EDA, leaks tablet

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Data breach, EDA, HIPAA, ipad, MOTOROLA, PDA, tablet computer

Motorola's making news all over the place this week: First, it let a Google engineer demo a prototype Motorola tablet running a pre-release version of the next Android operating...


October 5, 2010  12:17 PM

Data breach notifications on the rise at Office for Civil Rights

JeanD Profile: JeanD
Data breach, Office for Civil Rights

Theft and loss of data continue to be the top causes of health information breaches, according to the latest report from the Office for Civil Rights. The office has found 160 reports of data breaches affecting more than 500 people, and 8,500 reports of breaches affecting fewer than 500 people as...


May 5, 2010  3:15 PM

Copy machines targets for health care data breaches

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Data breach, Data Loss Prevention, HIPAA, privacy, Security

Last week we saw a piece on a law firm blog about how copy machines can make a health care provider vulnerable to data breaches and HIPAA violations in a way...


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