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Premera faces class-action suit over massive data breach

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 27, 2015

Premera Blue Cross failed to adequately protect its customers' personal information and notify them of a recent data breach in a timely manner, according to the latest class-action lawsuit filed Thursday against the insurer in federal court in Seattle.

Clinical data hack could haunt Premera customers

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 21, 2015

The cyberattack against Premera Blue Cross disclosed last week affects significantly fewer people than the Anthem hack revealed last month. But the hacked Premera data could have greater value and cause more damage to customers.

Cyberattack exposes data of 11 million Premera Blue Cross members

By Adam Rubenfire and Joseph Conn  |  March 17, 2015

Premera Blue Cross, a health plan in the Pacific Northwest, was hit with the second-biggest cyberattack in healthcare industry history, exposing the personal, financial and medical information of more than 11 million customers.

HIMSS show will spotlight interoperability solutions

By Joseph Conn  |  March 07, 2015

Interoperability, cybercrime and George W. Bush, the first presidential patron of health information technology, will be the three biggest draws at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society convention, running April 12-16 in Chicago.

Data Points for March 9, 2015

Data Points for March 9, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 07, 2015

Data Points for the week of March 9, 2015, covered the following topics: ACA insurance subsidies, dementia, data breaches, Medicaid, environmental health

Data breaches can lead to major medical identity theft issues

By Darius Tahir and Bob Herman  |  March 04, 2015

Healthcare data breaches could potentially lead to medical identity theft, which poses serious problems for consumers. But patients don't yet seem concerned enough to demand better data security.

Cyber security firm claims China behind Anthem attack

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 28, 2015

The same malware originating from China that recently targeted a small U.S. defense contractor matches the software used in the massive attack on health insurer Anthem, a leading cyber security firm told the Washington Post on Friday.

Other insurers may be liable in Anthem data breach

By Joseph Conn  |  February 28, 2015

Potential legal liabilities from the unprecedented breach of 80 million individuals' records at Indianapolis-based health insurance giant Anthem could entangle nearly 60 insurers from Hawaii to Puerto Rico, legal experts say.

Anthem breach costs could surpass its insurance coverage

Anthem breach costs could surpass its insurance coverage

By Bob Herman  |  February 24, 2015

Insurer Anthem Tuesday acknowledged in a new financial filing that its recent data breach involving 80 million people could result in “significant” expenses that its cybersecurity insurance policy may not fully cover.

Legal liabilities in recent data breach extend far beyond Anthem

By Joseph Conn  |  February 23, 2015

The potential legal liabilities from the unprecedented breach of some 80 million individuals' records at Indianapolis-based insurance giant Anthem could entangle nearly 60 health insurance plans from Hawaii to Puerto Rico, legal experts say.

Webinar: Cybersecurity and the New Age of Hackers

Webinar: Cybersecurity and the New Age of Hackers

February 18, 2015

This editorial webinar will separate the science from the fiction of cybersecurity, giving healthcare leaders an authoritative, unbiased assessment of the nature of the threat and real-world measures their organizations can take today to improve their defenses against this new, exotic threat.

Data security needs more than encryption

Data security needs more than encryption

By Joseph Conn  |  February 14, 2015

The massive hacks at Anthem and Community Health Systems should boost the use of data-encryption technology, but the high-tech tool may not keep sensitive information from the clutches of sophisticated hackers, experts say.

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