Two health IT professional associations are urging Congress to modernize HIPAA to extend patients rights to securely access, view, download and transmit. For example, they want individuals to have the right to access their health information from companies offering mobile health apps and health-related social media that aren’t now required to comply with the HIPAA
As the year winds down, phishing and ransomware attacks continue to plague the healthcare sector, as illustrated by recent breach reports. For example, Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center in Phoenix recently reported to federal regulators a phishing-related breach impacting nearly 42,000 individuals. In another recent breach tied to phishing, Georgia
The healthcare sector is making progress in moving from a reactive to a proactive approach to cybersecurity as it learns lessons from other sectors, including financial services, says Greg Garcia, executive director for cybersecurity at the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council.
In recent months, the healthcare industry has been the number one target of cyberattacks, exposing tens of millions of customers identities around the world, costing more than $1 billion USD in losses.Executives from the National Association of County and City Health Officials say that healthcare breaches can cost up to $400 a patient, and yet,
Mobile health apps are playing an increasing role in healthcare, but the emergence of mobile apps as part of therapeutic regimens is creating challenges for both sides of the market, including uncertainties among providers about recommending apps to their patients. Acknowledging this, organizations are responding to customers, members, patients and clinicians who are asking questions
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.
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.
Federal regulators have slapped a company that provides contracted physicians to hospitals and nursing homes with a $500,000 HIPAA settlement in a breach case involving the lack of a business associate agreement with an individual providing billing services and the exposure of patient data on a website.
Sure, AI might save lives through early cancer or heart disease detection. In cybersecurity, though, even AI companies worry that the bad guys will use artificial intelligence to launch more potent attacks.Little wonder, then, that computer security has become an AI hot spot. Venture capital firms are throwing money into “machine learning” startups. Incumbent cybersecurity
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