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health care data breach


January 31, 2012  1:04 PM

Physicians, patients share accountability for PHI safety

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
health care data breach, HIPAA, PHI, PHI encryption, social media

The relationship between patients and physicians -- particularly with social media’s growing role -- is a hot topic in today's health care space. Patients want access to their medical records through new channels, such as instant messaging and Facebook, but some physicians aren’t too keen 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...


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 7, 2011  11:20 AM

Endured a data breach? You’re not alone

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
health care data breach, PHI

Whether personal health information (PHI) is extracted, hacked or viewed by an unauthorized user, it constitutes a health care security data breach. These data breaches,...


August 11, 2011  1:52 PM

Even HIPAA auditors can have a health care data breach

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health care data breach, HIPAA auditors, HIPAA violations, mobile device management, PHI encryption

Since the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) began publishing information on health care data breaches affecting 500 or more individuals on its website, 300 breaches have been reported. Two of those


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