Patient records on insurance claims were accessed on a cloud-based backup service, according to Systema Software, the software provider. The breach exposed data that included police injury reports, drug tests, notes on doctor visits and Social Security numbers.
Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a Rochester, N.Y.-based insurer, disclosed Wednesday afternoon that it was the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack by hackers who may have gained access to over 10 million personal records.
Regarding the recent article “80% of health IT leaders say their systems have been compromised”, the current U.S. health information technology system is engineered to guarantee that health data breaches will occur forever.
Cancer Care Group, a radiation oncology practice in Indiana, paid $750,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in connection with the theft of protected information from 55,000 current and former patients.
Malware and botnets were the external attack vectors most commonly cited as breaching security at health plans and provider organizations.
The personal information of Indiana University employees on school-sponsored health plans may have been among those leaked in a hack of a Fort Wayne, Ind., medical software company.
A federal agency says the private information of 3.9 million people may have been exposed when the networks of Medical Informatics Engineering were hacked.
Alaska's independent Gov. Bill Walker last week announced he would use his executive power to extend Medicaid eligibility to as many as 40,000 low-income residents.
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.
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.
Two out of three healthcare information technology leaders in a recent survey said they experienced a “significant” data security incident in the past year and cited medical identify theft as the biggest motivating factor.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office says inaccurate medical records and noncompliance are thwarting efforts to lower suicide rates among veterans.