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Care New England pays $400,000 for lack of current HIPAA agreement

By Joseph Conn  |  September 26, 2016

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.

GAO slams HHS in health IT cybersecurity report

By Joseph Conn  |  September 26, 2016

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.

Health IT pros are worried about hacking, but many still don't encrypt

Health IT pros are worried about hacking, but many still don't encrypt

By Joseph Conn  |  August 19, 2016

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.

At 20, is HIPAA hitting its stride, or is it over the hill?

At 20, is HIPAA hitting its stride, or is it over the hill?

By Erica Teichert  |  August 13, 2016

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.

Banner Health cyberattack draws class-action suit

By Joseph Conn  |  August 09, 2016

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.

Health systems an ideal target for hackers

By Joseph Conn  |  August 06, 2016

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.

Health systems are a candy shop of personal information

Health systems are a candy shop of personal information

By Joseph Conn  |  August 04, 2016

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.

Ohio urology group hack possibly linked to right-wing Ukraine group

Ohio urology group hack possibly linked to right-wing Ukraine group

By Joseph Conn  |  August 03, 2016

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 to fund cybersecurity information exchange

By Joseph Conn  |  July 26, 2016

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."

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