Four-hospital Care New England Health System, based in Providence, R.I., has agreed to pay $400,000 and write a corrective action plan after a federal investigation found it lacked an up-to-date business associate's agreement between it and one of its hospitals.
The GAO has released what's being called a "scathing" report on cybersecurity readiness and threats in health IT. The agency says HHS' investigations often result in technical advice that is not pertinent and that the agency doesn't always follow up to ensure corrective actions have been taken.
Federal authorities are investigating after electronic services were infected with a computer virus at the Appalachian Regional Healthcare system in Kentucky and West Virginia.
Hackers have captured the attention of the healthcare security community, according to a new survey report, but the industry's data guardians feel hampered by a lack of manpower and money. A significant minority still report their systems are not encrypting patient data.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—the law the federal government uses to police the privacy and security of the nation's health information—is turning 20, and some people may wonder if it's up to the job in 2016 and beyond.
An Arizona physician is the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit alleging Banner Health is offering inadequate protection to victims of a massive data breach disclosed last week.
Last week's tweet of medical records hacked from an Ohio medical group is raising questions about social media's role in protecting patients' privacy. The post remained on Twitter for at least 16 hours.
Cybersecurity experts advise that the two types of data should be stored in computer systems separated by a firewall to avoid leaving both vulnerable if one is hacked. At Banner Health, both systems were penetrated.
Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem say the Federal Trade Commission has no economic or factual basis to continue challenging a proposed merger between the two systems.
A breach at Banner Health has left cybersecurity experts wondering if the healthcare industry, which in the past few years has been hit mercilessly with cyberattacks and ransomware threats, now has another weak spot—the point-of-sale system.
A hacker or group of hackers with possible links to a right-wing Ukrainian political faction posted to Twitter and to a Google cloud-based storage area more than a half-million documents, including patient information, from an Ohio healthcare provider.
HHS will fund an organization for cybersecurity professionals to exchange information about threats to the healthcare industry's IT systems. The goal is to allow providers, public health agencies and HHS to share information “about cyberthreats and provide outreach and education."