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.
In the middle of 2017, healthcare organizations and other companies were hit with two huge ransomware attacks. The struggle for digital security continues.
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.
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The group, called Orangeworm, has targeted healthcare providers, medical manufacturers and others in the supply chain.
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.
As Apple and others push to give patients more control of their own data, they may also be introducing new security and privacy risks.
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.
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 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.
Patient safety is jeopardized by diagnostic errors, opioid misuse and other gaps in care, according to a new report from the ECRI Institute.
The role of federal CIO is currently filled by an acting official, just as it is in several federal agencies, including the VA.