Security Breach

Strategic plan is critical to prepare for data breaches in health care

Data breaches of all shapes and sizes are affecting organizations in all sectors of the healthcare industry, from health insurance companies to hospitals to technology companies alike. The impact of these data breaches is exponential some studies report the number of victims from health plan data breaches have increased by more than 1,000% in 2018.

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12 States File Data Breach Lawsuit Against EHR Vendor

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, who is leading the lawsuit against Indiana-based Medical Informatics Engineering Inc., or MIE, and its subsidiary, NoMoreClipboard LLC, said the lawsuit filed Tuesday in an Indiana U.S. district court marks the first time state attorneys general have joined together to pursue a HIPAA-related data breach case in a federal court.

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Current state of data breaches, hacking: Hospital cybersecurity concerns

According to Healthcare IT News, data breaches may be down slightly since 2017, but high-level breaches are on the rise. These mega-breaches occur across all industries, but theyre especially concerning for health care due to the prevalence of sensitive information in the field.So far in 2018, there have been 3,676 publicly disclosed data breaches exposing

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Data breach at Atrium Health impacts more than 2.6M records

A major cyber event at Atrium Health, an expansive delivery system with more than 40 hospitals and 900 care locations, could affect more than 2.6 million patient records. A major cyber event at Atrium Health, an expansive delivery system with more than 40 hospitals and 900 care locations, could affect more than 2.6 million patient

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Millions of Atrium Health patient records breached by hackers

A database of more than 2.6 million billing records of patients at Atrium Healthformerly Carolinas HealthCare Systemis believed to have been compromised by hackers. The breach hit one of the health system’s third-party vendors, AccuDoc Solutions, in September, the company and the health system said in a joint announcement on Tuesday. That database included names,

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Arizona Medicaid MCOs rife with security vulnerabilities raise national concerns

Federal auditors uncovered numerous security vulnerabilities at two Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) in Arizona, a finding that could be indicative of broader data security issues across the country.A report (PDF) issued by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) on Tuesday identified 19 significant vulnerabilities in the information systems of the two MCOs, revolving primarily

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Security breach fears over 26 million NHS patients

The medical records of 26 million patients are embroiled in a major security breach amid warnings that the IT system used by thousands of GPs is not secure. The medical records of 26 million patients are embroiled in a major security breach amid warnings that the IT system used by thousands of GPs is not

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