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Providers lack confidence in medical device cybersecurity

Providers lack confidence in medical device cybersecurity

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  October 05, 2018

Providers said they don't get the support they need from medical device manufacturers, and they also said they struggle with keeping accurate inventories of their devices, according to a survey by KLAS and CHIME.

Healthcare remains prime target for hackers

Healthcare remains prime target for hackers

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 25, 2018

Healthcare data breaches have risen nearly every year from 2010 through 2017. Although physical theft used to be the data breach method of choice, hacking has become the most prevalent method.

UnityPoint data breach could affect 1.4 million people

UnityPoint data breach could affect 1.4 million people

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 01, 2018

For the second time this year, UnityPoint employees have fallen for email phishing scams. This time, hackers may have accessed 1.4 million patients' information, including some financial data.

MD Anderson will pay $4.3 million fine to HHS for data breaches

MD Anderson will pay $4.3 million fine to HHS for data breaches

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  June 19, 2018

Employees at the Houston-based cancer center lost a laptop and two thumb drives containing data on approximately 33,800 patients. It's the fourth-largest HIPAA-related settlement ever paid to HHS' Office for Civil Rights.

In healthcare, breach dangers come from inside the house

In healthcare, breach dangers come from inside the house

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  April 10, 2018

While healthcare organizations continue to struggle with ransomware, they also suffer breaches when their employees make mistakes, like leaving a laptop in a car where it can be stolen.

Banner Health under federal investigation after 2016 cyberattack

Banner Health under federal investigation after 2016 cyberattack

By Tara Bannow  |  March 19, 2018

HHS' Office for Civil Rights is investigating Banner Health following a 2016 cyberattack that may have affected 3.7 million patients. The Phoenix-based not-for-profit system anticipates that it may receive negative findings and be fined.

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