HHS has a revised guide to privacy and security for electronic health information that's intended to help smaller healthcare organizations that lack a legal staff. The guide, however, gives scant attention to several important regulatory areas.
Revised House bill to overhaul U.S. regulation of prescription drugs includes funding for NIH, and other news
A revised House bill that would overhaul federal regulation of prescription drugs and medical devices includes more funding for the National Institutes of Health, representing a compromise with Democrats who had withdrawn support for the bill.
Boston-based not-for-profit healthcare system Partners HealthCare is notifying about 3,300 patients about a data breach after workers were tricked in a phishing scam.
Anthem raised financial guidance for the rest of the year after the Indianapolis-based health insurer posted $865.2 million in profit, a 23.4% jump from the same period last year.
New national guidelines indicate health insurers will face tougher regulatory scrutiny over how they protect customers from data breaches. But the guidance likely won't do much to prevent cyberattacks in the first place.
Two recent huge breaches of health insurers' information technology systems in which the personally identifiable records of more than 83 million individuals were stolen have had significant financial and psychological effects on healthcare organizations, according to Modern Healthcare's Survey of...
The Health Information Trust Alliance is launching a new study that it hopes will fill a major void in the healthcare IT sector: the lack of empirical data on targeted cyberthreats.
Premera Blue Cross failed to adequately protect its customers' personal information and notify them of a recent data breach in a timely manner, according to the latest class-action lawsuit filed Thursday against the insurer in federal court in Seattle.
The cyberattack against Premera Blue Cross disclosed last week affects significantly fewer people than the Anthem hack revealed last month. But the hacked Premera data could have greater value and cause more damage to customers.
Premera Blue Cross, a health plan in the Pacific Northwest, was hit with the second-biggest cyberattack in healthcare industry history, exposing the personal, financial and medical information of more than 11 million customers.
Interoperability, cybercrime and George W. Bush, the first presidential patron of health information technology, will be the three biggest draws at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society convention, running April 12-16 in Chicago.
Healthcare data breaches could potentially lead to medical identity theft, which poses serious problems for consumers. But patients don't yet seem concerned enough to demand better data security.