Phishing attacks breach Alive Hospice for 1 to 4 months

Two employee email accounts were breached by phishing attacks, which potentially gave hackers access to a trove of highly sensitive data that varied by patient. Two employees of Tennessee-based Alive Hospice fell for phishing attacks, which potentially breached patient data for one to four months.During a review of their email system on May 15, officials

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Patient data exposed for months after phishing attack on Sunspire

Employees fell victim to a targeted phishing campaign, which may have exposed sensitive data for some patients, including Social Security numbers and health insurance information. Several employees of Sunspire Health, a nationwide network of addiction treatment facilities, fell victim to a phishing email campaign, which may have exposed personal patient information for about two months.Hackers

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A Good, Hard Look at Cost Can Help Bolster Healthcare Cybersecurity Funding

When it comes to avoiding unnecessary cybersecurity costs, get everyone together to address risks and properly prepare to prevent evolving threats. It is impossible to separate cybersecurity efforts from dollars-and-cents concerns. Healthcare organizations have limited resources available for technology, and at most organizations, cybersecurity only accounts for a small minority (4 to 7 percent) of

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4 Steps To Greater Cybersecurity In Healthcare Organizations

Cybersecurity risks in healthcare have increased significantly. Close to 90 percent of healthcare companies have been breached at least once and now, more than 25 percent of all data breaches are related to healthcare.There are a few basic reasons for this:IoT medical devices such as pacemakers, insulin pumps, wearables, and imaging devices were designed without

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Hospital Diverts Ambulances Due to Ransomware Attack

The ransomware attack Monday impacted the enterprise IT infrastructure, including the electronic health records system, at Harrisonville, Mo.-based Cass Regional Medical Center, which includes 35 inpatient beds and several outpatient clinics, a spokeswoman tells Information Security Media Group.As of Wednesday morning, about 70 percent of Cass’ affected systems were restored, she says. Except for diverting

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Would More Telehealth Bring New Privacy, Security Concerns?

As part of a sweeping plan to “modernize” Medicare, federal regulators are proposing to expand reimbursements for telehealth services. But what are the potential privacy and security concerns that healthcare providers need to address if they offer more telehealth services to patients?The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday issued a 1,473-page proposed rule

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Breach ‘inevitable’ in digital health records

Serious concerns raised over federal governments digital health record system. Serious concerns have been raised by doctors and security experts about the federal governments My Health Record system that will create a shared digital medical record for every Australian unless they opt-out in a three-month period starting Monday.Using the system will allow records to be

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Fitbit Pushes into the Clinical Space to Make Medicine More Personal

As precision and personalized medicine take hold in healthcare and patients get more comfortable with taking ownership of their own health data, wearable biometric trackers are taking off.And with widespread personalization in mind, the health system at large has begun to view Fitbits not just as a handy gadget for consumers, but as a clinical

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