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Prediction check-in: Cyberattacks continue to plague h...

Like an unimmunized person in a roomful of flu patients, the healthcare sector continues to be at high risk of catching something unpleasant. Cyberattacks and data breaches jeopardize the well-being of healthcare organizations of every size, and too often their exposure is a result of not doing everything they...

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Check-in on Industry Predictions: Healthcare Breaches...

The healthcare sector has been a hotbed of attacks throughout the year, largely due to the continued value of medical records sold on the dark web. These records can be used for far more than just filing fraudulent medical...

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Healthcare industry continues to be plagued by breache...

Being right is sometimes a double-edged sword. In our 2015 Data Breach Industry Forecast, the Experian Data Breach Resolution team predicted that healthcare-related data breaches would continue to be a growing concern in the coming year. Already, the news is verifying our prediction. As of the last week of...

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Medical Identity Theft Will Surge in 2015...

Medical identity theft and fraud statistics are alarming-and will be even more worrisome with the recent breach at Anthem Inc., yet they fail to put a human face on the crime. It’s one thing to say that medical identity theft cases increased 19 percent between 2012 and 2013 (according...

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Medical Data Breaches: Game-changing for Health Inform...

While cyber crime continues to grow across industries, medical identity theft and medical data breaches are rising at a disproportionate rate. And though all identity theft can result in catastrophic damage to consumers’ financial wellbeing, medical identity theft may affect their physical health as well. Consumers are aware of...

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Infographic: Security Concerns Cause Pain for Consumer...

This latest study from the Ponemon Institute examines consumer’s sentiment towards security of eHealth Resources. The study finds that attitudes and behaviors towards online activities change, based on consumer’s perceptions and privacy security concerns. Download the study here...

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Roadmap to Business Associate Agreements...

Under the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule, business associate agreements (BAA) are required more often. But do you know how often? This is crucial to know because the Omnibus Rule compliance deadline is Sept. 23, 2013. BAAs are still required between healthcare organizations and business associates, as they were in the past,...

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Will Your Medical Data Breach Response be HIPAA Compli...

The deadline is approaching for health care providers to comply with the updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which specifically addresses medical data breach notification requirements. When a breach occurs – and remember, the experts tell us it is a question of “when” and not “if” –...

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Key Take-Aways of the New HIPAA Omnibus Rule...

The number of medical data breaches continues to escalate, and so, it seems, do the consequences for experiencing one. Medical data breaches accounted for more than a third (34.5 percent) of all data breaches that occurred in 2012, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. Whether a large corporate...

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A Look Back at HIPAA’s Data Breach Security and Protec...

For healthcare businesses, the wait is over. When the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) released its Omnibus Rule on January 17, 2013 amending the HIPAA privacy and data breach protection laws, it capped a 17 year evolution of medical cyber security regulations. In 1996 The Health Insurance...

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Medical Data Breaches: A Source of Chronic Pain...

With over 870,000 medical records exposed in data breaches in just the first quarter of 2013, medical data breaches have become a source of chronic pain for healthcare organizations   Adding to this complexity is the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule.  For additional resources to help you accelerate your healthcare data breach resolution,...

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Cyber security: a key topic at 2013 HCCA Conference...

The 17th annual Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute Conference took place in National Harbor, MD and was attended by healthcare personnel and data protection and security professionals.  Key topics covered in various panels related to cyber security issues including medical identity theft, data breaches and patient health...

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