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.
Cybersecurity agencies in the U.S. and Canada have issued an alert about the growing number of ransomware attacks affecting healthcare organizations. In the past month, five have reported being hit by computer viruses.
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.
MedStar Health is still trying to return to normal five days after its health information technology systems were hit by a computer virus. The latest report from the 10-hospital system insists no patient or “associate” data were compromised.
It's been more than a year since health insurer Anthem disclosed a historically large data breach, yet almost nothing further is known about its causes, costs and ramifications.
The virus hit MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and other facilities in the region. A hospital spokesperson said in a statement that the clinics are open and functioning but employees have been unable to log in to systems. The FBI is investigating the incident.