Security Breach

Unsecure Fax Server Leaked Patient Data

A medical software vendors unsecured fax server leaked patients medical information, highlighting yet again the importance of vendor risk management. Sacramento, Calif.-based Meditab Software Inc., which provides fax services and other services for healthcare providers, leaked the patient records through a fax server that was hosted by a subdomain of one of its affiliate companies,

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60K patients at Spectrum Health Lakeland possibly impacted by data breach

No other Spectrum Health care facilities were affected. ST. JOSEPH, MI — About 60,000 patients of Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph may have had their names, addresses, Social Security numbers and other personal information jeopardized by a data breach.The breach does not impact patients of other Spectrum Health care facilities, according to health system

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Data of 45,000 Rush patients exposed due to third-party breach

The personal information of about 45,000 patients at Rush System for Health has been compromised due to a data breach at one of the health systems third-party claims processing vendors.The data breach, first reported by Crains Chicago Business, was disclosed in a Rush financial filing (PDF). The breach, which Rush learned about on Jan. 22,

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Spotting Insider Breaches: Employees Can Help

In one incident, an employee at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Vermont noticed unusual activity with their email account and reported it to the medical center’s IT department. In the other incident, a former employee of Kentucky Counseling Center in Louisville reported to the mental health services provider that they had received an email containing

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Hacking and IT incidents causing bigger breaches in healthcare

The total number of breaches is at a three-year low, but the incidents are larger, affect more people and are often caused by underprotected IT environments, according to a new Bitglass report. While the number of healthcare breaches has decreased in recent years, the number of individuals affected by such breaches skyrocketed in 2018, according

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Misconfiguration Leads to Major Health Data Breach

UW Medicine says in a statement that on Dec. 26, 2018, it became aware of a vulnerability on a website server that made protected internal files available and visible by search on the internet on Dec. 4, 2018.The mistake was discovered by a patient who was conducting a Google search for their own name and

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Security approaches can help keep patients data safe

In todays healthcare industry, patient portals are a must-have, if you want to keep your customers happy. Creating portals is easy, protecting patients data from hackers isnt so easy. In this guest post, Victoria Dames, senior director of product management at a company that provides consumer and business credit reporting and marketing services, offers four

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Only one in three organizations is confident of avoiding a data breach

A majority of organizations are not confident in their ability to avoid major data breaches according to a new study. A majority of organizations are not confident in their ability to avoid major data breaches according to a new study.The report for breach avoidance company Balbix, based on research from the Ponemon Institute, shows that

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Breaches Are All Over The Place And So Is Your Cybersecurity Tech Stack

Healthcare systems have built out increasingly complex and overlapping technology stacks. For many years, the focus has been on electronic health records (EHR) systems how to streamline solutions and achieve interoperability. But, in 2019, the industry needs to turn its attention to cybersecurity solutions.Healthcare systems were late to adopt security technology. This has left many

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What Can We Learn From the Healthcare Data Breach Wall of Shame?

In addition to dealing with the public outcry and regulatory scrutiny resulting from a healthcare data breach, covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (or their business associates) are required to report breaches to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights. But the pain doesnt end there.

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