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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 29, 2015  4:35 PM

National Science Foundation-funded project intends to solidify mHealth security

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health care data breach, Healthcare apps, mHealth, mHealth applications, Mobile security

Security uncertainties surrounding mobile devices and applications are a primary reason preventing mobile health (mHealth) from becoming a larger part of patient monitoring. A project funded by the National Science Foundation plans to improve overall mHealth security by assessing the data...

September 29, 2014  3:07 PM

White hat hackers test data security

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Affordable Care Act, health care data breach, health data security,

Which do you want first on federal health insurance exchange sites initiated through the Affordable Care Act? The good news, or the bad news? It turns out that the feds employed white hat...

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 8, 2013  11:04 AM

North Idaho data breach fine makes history

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, health care data breach, hhs, medicaid, patient data security

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the first settlement involving a data breach affecting fewer than 500 patients has been paid by Hospice of North Idaho. The breach, which occurred in June 2010, was a...

December 11, 2012  1:16 PM

Health care data breach history suggests future need for protection

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, health care data breach, HITECH Act

Nearly 500 total data breaches, each affecting at least 500 patients have been reported in the past three years as required by the HITECH Act, according to

October 16, 2012  11:51 AM

OIG: CMS fails to meet medical data breach reporting standards

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, Data breach, health care data breach, HITECH Act

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) failed to meet the HITECH Act’s standard for timeliness in reporting medical data breaches to beneficiaries in seven of 14 cases over a two year period, according to an Office of Inspector General report. CMS did notify all beneficiaries...

July 19, 2012  11:36 AM

Health care social media can lead to positive ROI

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Data breach, Facebook, health care data breach, health care social media, HIPAA, twitter

For caregivers seeking to recruit patients to their practice and connect with existing patients, social media is a viable medium because of increased communication. But using social media also increases the likelihood of a

June 26, 2012  8:53 AM

Patient data breach crisis outline can aid behavioral orgs

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
behavioral health, Data breach, health care data breach, Office for Civil Rights

Although behavioral health clinics often have limited staff and resources, when a patient data breach strikes organization is the key to restore order. One way to do this is...

April 10, 2012  1:36 PM

Server hacked — Medicaid data breach affects 780,000 individuals

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Data breach, health care data breach, health data security, medicaid, PHI

An estimated 780,000 people in the state of Utah have been affected by a recent Medicaid data breach, according to the FAQ document published by the Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) and the Utah Department of...

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