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UCLA Health breach puts data at risk for 4.5M

UCLA Health breach puts data at risk for 4.5M

By Joseph Conn  |  July 17, 2015

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.

Blues plans will offer free, perpetual credit and fraud protection

Blues plans will offer free, perpetual credit and fraud protection

By Joseph Conn  |  July 15, 2015

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.

Experts divided on new head of privacy division at HHS

Experts divided on new head of privacy division at HHS

By Joseph Conn  |  June 26, 2015

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.

Indiana health IT software firm hacked

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 11, 2015

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.

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