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Earlier this month, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that four former nursing home aides had been arrested...

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There was a threefold increase in attacks on healthcare web applications from the second quarter of 2015 to Q2 2016,...

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Grants totaling $1.5 million have recently been awarded to seven organizations by the Department of Health and Human Services Office...

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The New Jersey Spine Center has reported it has suffered a ransomware attack that resulted not only in the electronic...

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Yesterday, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance for EHR vendors and other business associates of HIPAA covered entities explaining...

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Checkpoint has recently published its 2016 Security Report. The report casts light on extent to which new malware is being...

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has slammed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its lack of oversight...

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has issued guidance for...

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A new study suggests the cost of resolving breaches of sensitive information is far lower than previously thought, so low...

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced it has arrived at a settlement...

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Another Californian healthcare organization has been attacked with ransomware. Two computer servers operated by Keck Medical Center of USC were...

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A class-action data breach lawsuit – Cox v. Valley Hope Association – has been dismissed by the U.S. District Court...

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Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, Mass has reported that an unauthorized individual gained access to the protected health information...

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This Week, Vindell Washington – the recently appointed National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the ONC – confirmed that...

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A recently published Ponemon Institute study examines the cost of insider threats and quantifies exactly how much insider data breaches...

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A recent report issued by Wombat Security, a provider of security awareness and training software, suggests healthcare employees have gaps...

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Raleigh-N.C-based WakeMed Health and Hospitals has been ordered to pay a fine of $70,000 by a North Carolina Bankruptcy Court...

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has recently issued guidance for HIPAA covered entities on...

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The Department of Health and Human Services has been encouraging patients to take a more active role in their own...

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Healthcare organizations are committing more funding to cybersecurity and are improving their defenses against cyberattacks, although there is still a...

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Danville, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health Plan has alerted 2,814 members from 220 employer health plans that some of their protected health...

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The Department of Veteran Affairs’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) has published a report on the investigation of a VA...

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An anesthetist based in Los Baros, California has notified a number of his patients that some of their protected health...

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University Gastroenterology in Rhode Island has announced that one of its electronic file storage systems has been compromised. An unauthorized...

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Healthcare providers can use data encryption to ensure that the theft of portable devices does not result in the exposure...

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Yuba Sutter Medical Clinic in Yuba City, California has reported a recent ransomware attack that resulted in certain parts of...

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King of Prussia Dental Associates (KOPDA) has announced that a third party may have gained access to a server containing...

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August was a bad month for healthcare data breaches. More than 8.8 million patient and health plan member records were...

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On Wednesday this week, St. Jude Medical announced it had filed a lawsuit against Muddy Waters and MedSec Holdings for...

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Oberlin, KS-based Decatur Health Systems (DHS) has started notifying 707 patients about the potential theft of a limited amount of...

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Highline Medical Center in Burien, WA has informed 18,399 patients that their names, insurance details, Social Security numbers, and service...

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If you use a Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) in your organization and have not patched the device to remediate...

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OCR prefers to settle HIPAA compliance issues through voluntary compliance and non-punitive means, although financial penalties are now becoming more...

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Almost 3,200 patients of the Medical College of Wisconsin have been notified that some of their protected health information has...

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Today, a breach notice has appeared – dated August 18 – on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office...

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Springfield Missouri-based Burrell Behavioral Health has announced it has been the subject of a cyberattack which has potentially resulted in...

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Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO has announced that 238 children’s medical records have been stolen from a vehicle...

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An employee of Medstar Health’s Cardiology Associates has been terminated after emailing the protected health information of 907 patients to...

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Last week, Carson Block – founder of short-selling firm Muddy Waters – released a report saying St. Jude Medical’s Merlin@home...

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Organizations in the United States are failing to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to data security and...

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Last month, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) launched...

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New York State Psychiatric Institute has reported that unauthorized individuals have gained access to parts of the institute’s computer system...

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More than 700 patients of the neurosurgery clinic of LA County’s USC Medical Center have been informed that some of...

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare is investigating a security breach that has potentially resulted in the protected health information of patients being...

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has closed the investigation into the 2015 Bizmatics data...

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When security researchers at MedSec discovered flaws in a suite of medical products, instead of contacting the manufacturer of the...

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According to a recent report from Spyglass Consulting Group there is widespread anxiety over the risk of cyberattacks via mobile...

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Dignity Health’s Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, CA has announced that there has been an accidental disclosure of protected health...

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Orleans Medical Clinic in Indiana is notifying all current and former patients that their protected health information has potentially been...

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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has published the results of its annual healthcare cybersecurity survey.

The report shows...

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The protected health information (PHI) of some members of Scan Health Plan, Scan Health Plan Arizona, and VillageHealth has been...

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A number of employees of Orlando Health have breached HIPAA Rules by accessing the medical records of patients without authorization....

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Given the ease of transferring data securely using HIPAA-compliant cloud storage services, it is difficult to understand why thumb drives...

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According to a new report from security firm FireEye, Locky ransomware attacks on hospitals have surged this month. Criminal gangs...

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The response from the healthcare industry to current cybersecurity threats has not been fast enough and basic IT security measures...

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The protected health information of 967 patients of Orlando, FL-based Rotech Healthcare Inc., has been discovered in the residence of...

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A hacker has been discovered to have infiltrated the network of the Center for Neurological and Spinal Disorders (CNDS) in...

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced it will be stepping up investigations...

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Large healthcare organizations have the budgets and resources for complex cybersecurity solutions to prevent intrusions and keep the protected health...

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LA dental surgeon Dr. John Gonzalez DDS has notified 1,025 patients of a potential breach of protected health information following the...

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A potential breach of protected health information has been uncovered by Phoenix, AZ-based Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants (VAPC). The...

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On June 14, a hacker operating under the name The Dark Overlord hacked an Athens Orthopedic Clinic database containing the...

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Bon Secours Health System is in the process of notifying 655,000 patients that some of their protected health information was...

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A significant number of cases of abuse of nursing home and assisted living center residents have come to light in...

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Ten years ago, WTHR 13 conducted an investigation into the improper disposal of sensitive information by pharmacies. The investigation was...

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Over the next five to six years, growth in the healthcare cybersecurity solution market is expected to increase by 13.6%,...

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For the past two years, Karen DeSalvo has served as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology of the Office...

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The American Optometric Association (AOA) has warned optometrists and students to take steps to reduce the risk of credit damage...

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An error by a business associate of Carle Health System has resulted in the protected health information of 1,185 patients...

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Prosthetic and Orthotic Care (POC), an independent prosthetics and orthotics company serving disabled individuals in Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri,...

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Brian D. Halevie-Goldman M.D. has notified 2,000 patients that some of their protected health information has been exposed – and...

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Another healthcare organization has been targeted with ransomware. Reston, VA-based Professional Dermatology Care P.C. (PDC) is in the process of...

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Following a healthcare data breach, a class-action lawsuit is almost guaranteed to be filed. However, the newsprint has barely dried,...

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An error by an Oregon State Hospital psychiatrist has resulted in the protected health information of 19 patients being improperly...

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Marin Medical Practices Concepts (MMPC), a Novato, CA-based provider of EMR and medical billing services, has announced that its systems...

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