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."

Ponemon survey finds only 'baby steps' in health data security

By Joseph Conn  |  May 12, 2016

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.

Postcard triggers Ohio mental-health privacy mea culpa

By Joseph Conn  |  May 11, 2016

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.

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