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.
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has reported a data breach for the third time in two years.
The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked for a hearing to investigate the CHS breach.
The unencrypted desktop computer was stolen from a university physician's office in July.
The clinic is warning patients of a potential breach after an unauthorized party accessed a server.
Administrator Marilyn Tavenner will have to testify in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Sept. 18.
An employee accessed medical records at Memorial Hermann Health System for nonprofessional purposes.
More than 750 healthcare organizations will test their cyber attack responses in October as part of a HITRUST initiative.
Under its new protocol, app developers are prohibited from selling users' personal health information.
GMR Transcription Services in California agreed to settle FTC charges related to its security practices.
Sources close to the breach investigation tipped off TrustedSec CEO David Kennedy.
As breaches hitting the health care industry continue to ramp up, more than 30 million individuals have been affected by these incidents thus far.
The ruling comes nearly three years after a computer theft occurred at the organization.
Bay Area Pain Medical Associates notified about 2,780 patients that their data was on computers stolen from its California offices.
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 mailed more than 63,000 letters containing personal information to the wrong people due to a clerical error.
A security intelligence report analyzed 150 health care vendors, both small and large.
A Salina Family Healthcare Center employee inadvertently left patient information in a database that was submitted to the National Commission for Quality Assurance.
Riverside County Regional Medical Center has notified 563 patients that their data was on a laptop stolen from a hospital procedure room.
A former employee radiologist accessed and acquired data on as many as 97,000 current and former patients of NRAD Medical Associates.
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.
A clinical laboratory technician took patient data home, outside the secured Penn State Hershey Medical Center system.
Adherence to HIPAA, the national law that aims to protect patient information, is about to get trickier, reports Alan Earls.
An employee of Bay Park Hospital in Ohio accessed information on about 600 patients over the course of a year.
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.
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.
Student and non-student data may have been compromised after keylogger malware was discovered on three computers in the University of California, Irvine, Student Health Center.
The agreement marks the largest HIPAA settlement to date.
Social Security numbers may have been printed on postcards sent to more than 5,000 former members of New Mexico-based Molina Healthcare.
A former UMass Memorial Medical Center employee accessed patient data, and the information could have been used to open commercial accounts.