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."
The University of Mississippi Medical Center paid a $2.75 million penalty to HHS as part of an agreement to resolve security problems found after the 2013 disappearance of a laptop computer with health information for as many as 10,000 people.
Oregon Health & Science University has agreed to pay $2.7 million and work through a three-year corrective action plan after a federal investigation found “widespread and diverse problems” with its data protection.
Providence Health & Services in Oregon is notifying about 5,400 current and former patients that a former employee may have improperly accessed their patient records.
A federally supported drug and alcohol abuse program in New Mexico has been hacked, possibly exposing patients' names, addresses, health assessments, medications and other treatment methods, San Juan County has announced.
The growing, global epidemic of data breaches—including those in healthcare—are making people gun shy about online services, including the exchange of medical records, according to a Census Bureau survey.
There's been no giant leap forward in terms of tightening data security, according to a new study. Healthcare organizations and the business associates they hire to install systems and devices that collect patient data are both pointing fingers when asked who's at fault for breaches.
Ohio health officials are notifying 59,000 state residents that they were inadvertently identified as behavioral-health patients in mailed correspondence, resulting in a breach of protected health information.
One way to curb the number of health information data breaches is for the federal government to share its investigative reports into HIPAA violations. More security audits and a more-engaged insurance industry that's working with clients to avoid security breaches offer other solutions, says one...
A group tasked with improving cybersecurity will have a tough time assuaging a fearful and targeted healthcare industry whose frontline defenders are often unwilling to talk about their experiences.
The personal health information of about 1,000 patients at health centers in Palm Beach County, Fla., has been compromised.
Late last week, MedStar Health was still trying to return to normal, five days after its health information technology systems were hit by a computer virus.