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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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Laurel, Mississippi-based Jefferson Medical Associates, P.A., has reported a hacking incident to the Office for Civil Rights that has impacted...

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A former employee of Tampa General Hospital was recently convicted of wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information and wire fraud.

Shanakia...

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A business associate of several Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations has discovered an unauthorized individual has gained access to a...

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Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced two large settlements with covered...

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A massive data breach has been reported by a Phoenix AZ-based healthcare organization that has potentially impacted 3.7 million individuals. The...

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Cyberattacks on healthcare organizations have increased significantly in recent months. According to research conducted by the Ponemon Institute, criminal activity...

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A Ukrainian hacker/hacking group – operating under the name Pravvy Sector – has stolen 156GB of data from Central Ohio...

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Last year, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) dismissed a data security case filed against the medical testing laboratory LabMD Inc.,...

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It has been a little over seven months since Bizmatics Inc., discovered malware on a server used for its PrognoCIS...

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Cybercriminals are conducting increasingly sophisticated attacks on healthcare organizations and the number of threats each organization has to deal with...

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Medical students are using hospital electronic health records to track former patients, even though by doing so they are potentially...

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Birmingham, AL-based healthcare provider, American Family Care, has alerted 7,200 patients to a breach of protected health information that was...

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Two healthcare providers have announced they have discovered employees have improperly accessed the protected health information of patients. In one...

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The protected health information of 2,844 StarCare Specialty Health System patients has potentially been compromised following the burglary of StarCare/StarQuest offices in...

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Last month, a series of cyberattacks were discovered to have occurred when healthcare databases were put up for sale on...

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Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center reported a data breach to Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on June 14, 2016 that...

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Secure healthcare messaging platform provider TigerText has achieved CSF Certification from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). TigerText is the...

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There has been a downward trend in the volume of spam email being sent in recent years. Spam email volume...

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According to a recent report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, a third...

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Athens Orthopedic Clinic has confirmed that its patients have been impacted by a cyberattack which was conducted using the login...

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Earlier this month, we covered a privacy incident reported by Midland Memorial Hospital that resulted in the exposure of 1,468...

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Cybersecurity firm Solutionary has published its Q2 2016 Threat Intelligence Report, which highlights the extent to which the healthcare industry...

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The Pokemon Go craze sweeping the globe is causing a number of problems for U.S. hospitals leading many to issue...

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Hot on the heels of the 2.7 million HIPAA breach settlement with Oregon Health & Science University comes news of...

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If a hacker succeeds in breaking through network security defenses and gains access to patient data, hundreds of thousands of...

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Thieves have broken into a storage facility used by Sunbury Plaza Dental of Westerville, Ohio and have stolen files containing...

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) encourages individuals to file complaints about HIPAA-covered entities,...

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Medical documents containing information about former patients of the College Hill Health Center in Rock Springs, WY., have been discovered...

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Consumers’ health data is potentially being placed at risk by entities that are not covered by HIPAA Rules, according to...

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Denver, CO-based Lasair Aesthetic Health, P.C., has alerted 1,835 patients that their privacy was violated by a former employee who secretly...

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has published a new report on its National HIV/AIDS...

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The lifting of the Joint Commission ban on secure text orders was welcomed by healthcare organizations and secure messaging providers;...

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A class-action data breach lawsuit filed against CareFirst Inc., and CareFirst of Maryland Inc., following the 1.1 million-record data breach...

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Little Rock, AR-based Arkansas Pain and Spine is the latest healthcare provider to alert its patients that their protected health...

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An error on the website of the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) has resulted in the exposure of hundreds of...

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Langhorne, PA-based Ambulatory Surgery Center at St. Mary has announced that it was the victim of a ransomware attack on...

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Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has agreed to settle a case with the Department of Health and Human Services’...

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A mental health bill that aims to improve mental healthcare in the United States has been passed by the House....

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Kaiser Permanente discovered that some of its ultrasound machines and other medical equipment had been stolen by two company employees....

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has now selected covered entities from its pool...

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has issued new guidance on ransomware.

A fact sheet on...

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Cyberattacks on healthcare organizations are now a fact of life. As long as it remains profitable for hackers to conduct...

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The listing of three healthcare databases containing 655,000 healthcare records in late June was followed by a posting of a...

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North Ottawa Medical Group (NOMG) has notified 22,000 of its patients that they have been impacted by a malware infection...

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Midland Memorial Hospital has announced that some of its patients’ protected health information has potentially been viewed by unauthorized individuals.

On April...

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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has announced that an employee of the Division of Adult Institutions’ California Health...

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Ted Lieu, D-Calif. and Will Hurd, R-Texas., have written to OCR Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy Deven McGraw raising...

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Allergy, Asthma & Immunology of the Rockies, P.C. (AAIR) has experienced a ransomware infection on computers used to store the...

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On July 1, 2016, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced that the protected health information (PHI) of certain patients of...

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