News & Analysis

August 16, 2019
Medicare Web

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY), which operates ambulances, disclosed in August that 10,253 patients treated or transported by the FDNY from 2011 to 2018 may have had their protected health information (PHI) compromised after an external hard drive containing unencrypted data went missing in March, according to an FDNY press release.

August 15, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Is there anything that a hospital needs to do regarding HIPAA and the confidentiality of famous patients? Obviously employees shouldn’t snoop, but can you recommend any added protections?

August 9, 2019
Medicare Web

A Kentucky community health center paid hackers $70,000 in bitcoin to regain access to its computer systems after suffering its second ransomware attack in three months. 

August 2, 2019
Medicare Web

U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon issued preliminary approval on July 29 of an agreement that would require Premera Blue Cross to pay $74 million to settle a class-action lawsuit resulting from a 2015 data breach.

August 1, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

OCR in 2013, through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Ac,t issued a final rule identifying provisions of the HIPAA rules that apply directly to business associates (BA) and those provisions for which BAs are directly liable.

August 1, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

HIPAA security officers arguably have more on their plates now than ever before as the cloud and mobile era are fully upon us and potential cybercriminal access to PHI increases,

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