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.
Though healthcare organizations are spending more on IT, they're suffering more cyberattacks too. Surveyed organizations experienced an average of 16 cyberattacks each in 2017.
The role of federal CIO is currently filled by an acting official, just as it is in several federal agencies, including the VA.
Medical devices that are connected to hospital computer systems create vulnerabilities that can be difficult to manage.