Health IT Pulse:

data breaches


September 1, 2015  11:42 AM

Providers’ investments don’t relieve healthcare cybersecurity doubts

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
cybersecurity, data breaches, health data security, HIPAA violations

More than 85% of healthcare providers invested in information security in the previous year, but only about half are prepared to handle a cyberattack, according to the responses of 223 healthcare executives

December 22, 2014  11:49 AM

Review the cyberattack on Sony Pictures in light of potential EHR theft

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
cybersecurity, data breaches, Disaster Recovery, EHR security, ONC

When was the last time you talked to your company's emergency response planners? If you haven't done so in a while, make it a New Year's resolution to get a cup of coffee with them. Since late 2013, we've seen high-stake data breaches at Target, Home Depot, and most recently, Sony Pictures...


August 22, 2014  10:26 AM

When will U.S. healthcare learn to safeguard patient data?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
data breaches, health data security, HIPAA, patient data, patient privacy

The revelation this week that a Community Health Systems, Inc. patient data breach affected 4.5 million people was difficult to...


May 29, 2014  10:53 AM

Healthcare data breaches give providers a bad name, poor grades

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
data breaches, health care data breach, HIPAA omnibus rule

Healthcare has the lowest-rated security ranking of four major industries -- including retail, utilities and finance -- according to analysis done by BitSight Technologies. On a scale of 250 to 900, healthcare ended the first quarter of 2014 with a security score of 660 -- its highest valuation...


January 30, 2012  12:08 PM

More than 19 million Americans affected by health care data breach

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
data breaches, PHI encryption

More than 19 million Americans have been affected by a health care data breach since September 2009, when tougher HIPAA compliance laws went into effect after the HITECH Act...


January 26, 2012  12:14 PM

Mobile communications drive medical data breach increase

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
data breaches, mHealth, mobile health technologies, patient engagement, PHI encryption

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant A combination of an increase in mobile device usage and the development of doctor-patient interaction via certain social network sites will put a greater emphasis on


January 6, 2012  2:03 PM

Ringing in the new year with a health data breach on Facebook

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
data breaches, health care data breach, social media

Perhaps the last health data breach to make the news in 2011 involves a temporary employee at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center who posted a picture of someone's medical record to his Facebook page -- and made fun of the patient's...


November 14, 2011  9:52 AM

Franken wants stricter health care data breach penalties

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
data breaches, HIPAA audits, HIPAA violations, PHI encryption

Two years ago, the HITECH Act toughened health care data breach penalties significantly. It seemed HIPAA finally had enough teeth for the industry to take it seriously. Perhaps not....


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,...


June 17, 2011  11:17 AM

Lessons learned from abroad: PHI encryption is essential

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
data breaches, HIPAA Privacy Rule, PHI encryption

If a health care organization can be fined $4.3 million over an incident involving a mere 41 patient records, imagine what the penalty might be for a...


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: