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Childrens' Hospital apologizes for rogue employee breach

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Alberta Health Services is apologizing following a data breach at Alberta Children's Hospital.

New system aims to automate threat intelligence in health care industry

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A new system aimed at not only promoting threat intelligence in the health care industry, but automating it, was announced Wednesday.

FDA finalizes guidelines on medical device, patient data security

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The recommendations are aimed at providing better protecting patient health and data, as well as hoping device manufacturers take into account cybersecurity risks in the early stages of development.

Bridging the talent gap in health care

Bridging the talent gap in health care

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Cybercriminals are primarily after patient data as it really gets them more money.

Securing critical patient privacy & care: Visibility, control and response for healthcare providers

Healthcare IT professionals deal with an increasing array of critical security issues that involve privacy, BYOD and network access, managing live-saving medical devices, and ensuring compliance federal regulations.

Florida medical center hit with breach for third time in two years

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Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has reported a data breach for the third time in two years.

Congressman asks Issa for hearing on CHS breach

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The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked for a hearing to investigate the CHS breach.

Temple University patients impacted by possible breach

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The unencrypted desktop computer was stolen from a university physician's office in July.

Central Utah Clinic notifies over 30K patients of potential HIPAA breach

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The clinic is warning patients of a potential breach after an unauthorized party accessed a server.

CMS administrator to testify before committee on HealthCare.gov hack

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Administrator Marilyn Tavenner will have to testify in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Sept. 18.

More than 10K electronic medical records compromised at Houston health system

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An employee accessed medical records at Memorial Hermann Health System for nonprofessional purposes.

Healthcare orgs prepare for cyber threat readiness test

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More than 750 healthcare organizations will test their cyber attack responses in October as part of a HITRUST initiative.

Apple health app protocol bars developers from selling user info

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Under its new protocol, app developers are prohibited from selling users' personal health information.

Medical transcription provider settles data security charges

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GMR Transcription Services in California agreed to settle FTC charges related to its security practices.

Community Health Systems attackers exploited Heartbleed bug for access, firm says

Community Health Systems attackers exploited Heartbleed bug for access, firm says

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Sources close to the breach investigation tipped off TrustedSec CEO David Kennedy.

Health care breaches continue to rise, over 30M affected

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As breaches hitting the health care industry continue to ramp up, more than 30 million individuals have been affected by these incidents thus far.

$4 billion breach suit against Sutter Health dismissed

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The ruling comes nearly three years after a computer theft occurred at the organization.

Thousands had data on computers stolen from California medical office

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Bay Area Pain Medical Associates notified about 2,780 patients that their data was on computers stolen from its California offices.

About 18K doctors may have had Social Security numbers exposed

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About 18,000 doctors had Social Security numbers included in rosters provided to the Department of Managed Health Care by Blue Cross of California.

St. Vincent Breast Center mails 63K letters to wrong people

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St. Vincent Breast Center mailed more than 63,000 letters containing personal information to the wrong people due to a clerical error.

Most health care vendors earn 'D' in data protection, study finds

Most health care vendors earn 'D' in data protection, study finds

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A security intelligence report analyzed 150 health care vendors, both small and large.

Salina Family Healthcare Center email gaffe impacts about 10K patients

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A Salina Family Healthcare Center employee inadvertently left patient information in a database that was submitted to the National Commission for Quality Assurance.

Laptop stolen from Calif. hospital stored data on more than 500 patients

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Riverside County Regional Medical Center has notified 563 patients that their data was on a laptop stolen from a hospital procedure room.

Employee accesses nearly 100K patient files in NRAD Medical Associates breach

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A former employee radiologist accessed and acquired data on as many as 97,000 current and former patients of NRAD Medical Associates.

San Diego hospital breach investigation reveals second incident, both human error

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An investigation into a Rady Children's Hospital breach involving more than 14,000 patients revealed a separate incident involving more than 6,000 patients.

Penn State Hershey employee takes data home, puts 1,801 patients at risk

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A clinical laboratory technician took patient data home, outside the secured Penn State Hershey Medical Center system.

HIPAA shake: Health care

HIPAA shake: Health care

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Adherence to HIPAA, the national law that aims to protect patient information, is about to get trickier, reports Alan Earls.

Former employee accessed Bay Park Hospital patient data for a year

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An employee of Bay Park Hospital in Ohio accessed information on about 600 patients over the course of a year.

Four computers containing patient data stolen in New Hampshire

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More than 1,200 patients of Elliot Hospital in New Hampshire are being notified that their personal information was on four computers that were stolen from an employee's vehicle.

Unencrypted USB drive stolen, 3,000 Humana members in Atlanta impacted

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In Georgia, an encrypted laptop and unencrypted USB drive containing information on nearly 3,000 members of health care provider Humana were stolen from an associate's vehicle.

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