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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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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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Healthcare breaches & fraud are here to stay...

Don’t expect medical breaches and healthcare fraud to drop off the radar anytime soon. Here’s why. First, the number of breaches in the industry is still escalating. In 2011, healthcare breaches occurred 32% more frequently than in 2010.1 Second, the profitably of medical records on the black market is...

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Medical and mobile: Convenience trumps security...

Say goodbye to bulky manila folders. Today’s healthcare organizations are zipping through medical histories and writing prescriptions using mobile devices. But the new found convenience hasn’t been without cost – not just in implementing new systems and tools but in losing data when security measures aren’t implemented too. A...

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Where will you be on April 29, 2012?...

Experian will be at the annual HCCA 2012 Compliance Institute conference at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. This conference offers an important opportunity to meet industry professionals with solid credentials in a number of areas related to medical information and data security. Some of the topics to be addressed...

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5 Differentiating factors of a healthcare breach...

Data breaches occur in every industry, but, in healthcare, they’re a whole different ballgame. Black market prices and mobile devices drive data theft and loss. Federal regulations govern breach reporting. With breaches of medical records increasing 97% from 2010 to 2011, the medical field has been especially hard hit....

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Trends in healthcare data breaches...

As far as data security goes, 2011 was a dismal year.  Relentless, high-profile breaches punctured any sense that hack attacks are a remote threat, and by year’s end it was clear (if it wasn’t before) that protection against security disaster can only come from the most rigorous breach defense....

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Consequences following a data breach...

Our latest study, Aftermath of a Data Breach Study, was conducted to better understand how a data breach affects organizations over the long...

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Holiday travel without data leaks...

The average value of a lost laptop is $49,246, a number based on several factors: replacement cost, detection, forensics, data breach, lost intellectual property costs, lost productivity and legal, consulting and regulatory expenses....

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Data breaches – to prepare or not to prepare? The answ...

All data breaches have two things in common: the need for prompt resolution and the need for a robust preparedness plan....

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Stopping healthcare fraud with tools used in other ind...

A few weeks ago I discussed a few preventative measures a healthcare business can implement to protect itself from the damages of medical fraud.  However, the fight against medical fraud requires support from many groups, including the U.S. Government.  Bringing new tools to the fight, the Obama Administration recently...

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What a healthcare business can do to prevent medical f...

Medical fraud is occurring at an alarming rate and is expected to cost the US healthcare system $100 billion a year.  Medical fraudsters vary in their sophistication and range from organized crime organizations to individuals preying on senior citizens.  For example, one crime syndicate stole the identities of doctors...

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