Healthcare Breach

Medical Data Breaches: Game-changing for Health Information Professionals

Posted on Mar 26 2014 by

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 the risks, too. In a recent […]

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Infographic: Security Concerns Cause Pain for Consumers using eHealth Resources

Posted on Mar 06 2014 by

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

Posted on Sep 20 2013 by

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, but now, they are also required […]

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Will Your Medical Data Breach Response be HIPAA Compliant?

Posted on Sep 10 2013 by

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” – will your response be fast, effective […]

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Key Take-Aways of the New HIPAA Omnibus Rule

Posted on Jul 23 2013 by

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 hospital or a local dental office, […]

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A Look Back at HIPAA’s Data Breach Security and Protection History

Posted on Jul 02 2013 by

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 Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was […]

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Medical Data Breaches: A Source of Chronic Pain

Posted on May 01 2013 by

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, click the image below.

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Cyber security: a key topic at 2013 HCCA Conference

Posted on Apr 26 2013 by

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 information (PHI) protection as dictated in […]

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Secure your outsourcing practices to prevent data breaches

Posted on Apr 15 2013 by

Outsourcing can be risky business. The Ponemon Institute reports that 65% of companies who outsourced work to a vendor have had a data breach involving consumer data and 64% say it has happened more than once.  Their study, Securing Outsourced Consumer Data, sponsored by Experian® Data Breach Resolution also found that the most common cause […]

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Little progress made in the prevention of medical data breaches

Posted on Jan 01 2013 by

Since stricter regulations were imposed in 2009, the healthcare industry’s track record on patient data protection and security has made very little improvement according to the latest study from Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST)1.  The study reports that from 2009 to the first half of 2012, there have been 495 medical data breaches involving 21 […]

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