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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.

Building the best HIPAA contingency plan

Building the best HIPAA contingency plan

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  March 31, 2018

As the plague of cyberattacks on health systems continues, HHS' Office for Civil Rights wants healthcare organizations to establish contingency plans to keep patient data secure.

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.

HHS CISO Wlaschin resigns

HHS CISO Wlaschin resigns

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  March 16, 2018

HHS chief information security officer Chris Wlaschin has resigned and will leave the post at the end of March. He was involved in the removal of the two HHS officials in charge of the Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.

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