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Why Is Medical Data So Difficult to Protect?

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: March 10, 2016 in Industry News
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Breaches and identity theft involving medical data are on the rise. According to the Ponemon Institute, criminal attacks in health care have increased by 125 percent since 2010 and are now the leading cause of medical data breaches. The study also found that 91 percent...

Report: Healthcare cyberattacks occur almost monthly

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: March 10, 2016 in Industry News
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Healthcare organizations face about one cyberattack per month and are still struggling to find effective strategies to keep systems secure, according to new research from the Ponemon Institute.In a poll of 535 healthcare IT and IT security practitioners, 48 percent said their organization had a...

Hollywood hospital becomes ransomware victim

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: February 19, 2016 in Industry News
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A cyberattack launched against the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has forced staff to declare an "internal emergency" and left employees unable to access patient files.According to NBC, the Southern California hospital has been left unable to practice its usual day-to-day operations. The hospital's president and...

FDA Issues More Medical Device Security Guidance

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: February 16, 2016 in Industry News
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New proposed cybersecurity guidance from the Food and Drug Administration is an important step in getting medical device manufacturers more focused on the risks posed by their products as they're used in healthcare settings, security experts say.The draft guidance on postmarket cybersecurity, issued on Jan....

Ark., Md. Providers Notify Patients of Health Data Breaches

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 26, 2015 in Industry News
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Recently, two health data breaches were reported in Arkansas and Maryland. Although neither of these incidents included billing or Social Security information, they did both result in HIPAA notification letters due to potential PHI disclosure. On October 1, the Baptist Health and Arkansas Health Group notified...