News & Analysis

July 19, 2019
Medicare Web

Vitagene Inc. stored data such as consumers' email addresses, dates of birth, and gene-based health information on a publicly accessible cloud-based database.

July 18, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Does HIPAA apply to cloud service providers outside of the U.S.?

July 15, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

Large-scale data breaches in the healthcare industry show no sign of decreasing. In this mid-year recap, we discuss the largest breach of 2019.

July 12, 2019
Medicare Web

The Nemadji Research Corp., a patient eligibility and billing service based in Minnesota, announced that the protected health information of thousands of patients may have been exposed earlier this year after a Nemadji employee fell victim to a phishing attack.

July 8, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

Blockchain technology solutions have recently become a hot topic in the healthcare industry. Before considering blockchain as a future security solution, it is important to understand what it is, how it could work for medical facilities, and what the risks and benefits are.

June 27, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Is it a HIPAA violation if it is discussed among coworkers why another coworker left work early for being ill?