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Office of Civil Rights Hones in on Smaller HIPAA Breaches

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 7, 2016 in Industry News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”), the agency tasked with enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), recently announced that it will redouble its efforts to investigate smaller breaches of Protected Health Information (“PHI”)...

Data of nearly 900,000 at risk in latest cyber attack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: August 17, 2016 in Industry News

More in Cyberattacks Cybersecurity HIPAA regulations Print Email Reprints Share Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants, a large practice with more than 300 providers serving multiple hospitals across the greater Phoenix region, has suffered a cyber attack affecting 882,590 patients. The incident also affects all current and former employees and providers,...

Banner Health nailed by huge cyberattack that compromised personal data of 3.7 million people

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: August 8, 2016 in Industry News

Banner Health revealed that hackers may have accessed the healthcare, payment and health plan information of up to 3.7 million individuals. Attackers reportedly gained access through payment processing systems for food and beverage purchases at the Phoenix-based health system. “On July 13, 2016, we discovered that cyber...

How to Avoid Common Healthcare Data Security Challenges

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: August 5, 2016 in Attivo News

PHI cyber theft is on the rise. Ponemon Institute Reports in its Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data, that nearly 90 percent of all healthcare organizations have suffered at least one data breach in the last two years. This phenomenon results from...

Planned Parenthood Health Data Breach Affects 2K Patients

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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland faces a possible healthcare data breach affecting 2,506 patients after paper records were exposed during the closure of a healthcare center in Iowa, according to a company press release. Unauthorized access to patient documents caused a healthcare data breach at a...