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

Medical Data Breach

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 Ponemon Institute study sponsored by Experian® Data Breach...

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Infographic: Security Concerns Cause Pain for Consumers usin...

Medical Data Breach

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...

Medical Data Breach

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 between business associates and their subcontractors. Here are some...

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Will Your Medical Data Breach Response be HIPAA Compliant?...

Medical Data Breach

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 and meet the standards for HIPAA compliance? You have...

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

Medical Data Breach

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, health care providers who experience a data breach are at risk of running afoul of...

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

Medical Data Breach

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 enacted and contained provisions that required the establishment of...

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

Medical Data Breach

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...

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

Medical Data Breach

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 the recently released HIPAA...

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Secure your outsourcing practices to prevent data breaches...

Medical Data Breach

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 for breaches were negligence and lost or stolen devices. Despite the gravity of...

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