Malware and botnets were the external attack vectors most commonly cited as breaching security at health plans and provider organizations.
The personal information of Indiana University employees on school-sponsored health plans may have been among those leaked in a hack of a Fort Wayne, Ind., medical software company.
A federal agency says the private information of 3.9 million people may have been exposed when the networks of Medical Informatics Engineering were hacked.
Alaska's independent Gov. Bill Walker last week announced he would use his executive power to extend Medicaid eligibility to as many as 40,000 low-income residents.
Four-hospital UCLA Health said Friday that cyber criminals hit part of its network that contains the records of an estimated 4.5 million people.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, reacting to a series of massive cyberattacks that exposed millions of their customers' personally identifiable records, will offer free and continuous credit monitoring and fraud protection services to all of their 106 million members.
Two out of three healthcare information technology leaders in a recent survey said they experienced a “significant” data security incident in the past year and cited medical identify theft as the biggest motivating factor.
Deven McGraw has been named deputy director of the health information privacy division of the Office for Civil Rights at HHS. McGraw will lead OCR's policy and enforcement on HIPAA. Some hail this move, while others worry about her stance on privacy issues and a perceived "pro-business" slant.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office says inaccurate medical records and noncompliance are thwarting efforts to lower suicide rates among veterans.
Medical Informatics Engineering, a Fort Wayne, Ind.-based maker of Web-based health information-technology software, said Wednesday it was the victim of a sophisticated cyber attack that exposed the protected health information of an unknown number of patients.
A second medical conference in Chicago this week will feature physicians and attorneys exploring the legal issues surrounding healthcare data privacy breaches and telemedicine.
An 11-nation study of data loss across 16 industries finds healthcare breaches are the most expensive to remediate and growing more so.