Health Care

More than 1,400 medical records compromised in Texas breach

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More than 1,400 medical records were compromised after unauthorized access was gained to the health records system used by a Texas cardiology clinic.

HHS reveals "high-risk" security issues at Medicaid agencies

HHS reveals "high-risk" security issues at Medicaid agencies

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An HHS report, based on audits between 2010 and 2012, noted serious vulnerabilities affecting 10 state Medicaid agencies.

Medical staffers fall for phishing emails, data on 8,300 compromised

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Nearly 20 staffers with Washington-based Franciscan Medical Group were tricked by phishing emails, resulting in a compromise of personal information for 8,300 patients.

Network Rx: Health care security

Network Rx: Health care security

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With the addition of 15,000 mobile devices accessing its network, a medical center found assurance - and met compliance mandates, reports Greg Masters.

Devices stolen from Palomar Health staffer, data on 5K patients at risk

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An encrypted laptop and two unencrypted flash drives containing personal information on 5,000 patients were stolen from a Palomar Health employee.

AvMed breach settlement awards plaintiffs regardless of suffered fraud

AvMed breach settlement awards plaintiffs regardless of suffered fraud

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Legal experts say the settlement serves as a small win for plaintiffs, and a much bigger one for their attorneys.

More than 1,000 UK HealthCare patients impacted by stolen laptop

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A password protected laptop stolen from Talyst, a provider of pharmacy billing management services, has resulted in the compromise of personal information for more than 1,000 patients of University of Kentucky HealthCare.

About 55K in San Francisco impacted in theft of Sutherland computers

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The San Francisco Department of Public Health is warning more than 55,000 patients served in DPH facilities that their personal information may have been compromised in a Feb. 5 breach of Sutherland Healthcare Solutions.

Employee with Minnesota-based insurer risks data of 38K members

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Roughly 38,000 members of Minnesota-based HealthPartners may have personal information at risk after an employee brought home electronic files containing the data.

Personal info ends up online, nearly 9,000 Ohio patients affected

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A file containing personal information on almost 9,000 patients of HealthSource of Ohio was viewed 47 times in the roughly five-week span it was inadvertently made available on the internet.

Virus compromises sensitive info on 5,400 Colorado hospital patients

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Social Security numbers and payment card data is among the personal information that may have been compromised for about 5,400 Colorado patients after a computer virus was identified on some hospital computers.

HHS CISO talks new threat briefings, alerts for health industry

HHS CISO talks new threat briefings, alerts for health industry

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On Thursday, Kevin Charest, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services CISO, spoke to SCMagazine.com about the new initiative.

Unencrypted desktops stolen from Calif. medical center, 10k impacted

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Nearly 10,000 patients of University of California San Francisco Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore may have personal information at risk after unencrypted desktop computers containing their data were stolen.

Study: Health care orgs see modest decline in incidence, cost of data breaches

Study: Health care orgs see modest decline in incidence, cost of data breaches

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An annual study on patient privacy and security marked improvements on the data breach front, though organizations voiced concerns with health information exchanges (HIEs).

Iowa DHS data breach dates back 2008, more than 2,000 impacted

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Information on more than 2,000 individuals leaked outside a secure network because, since 2008, two employees with the Iowa Department of Human Services used personal online accounts and storage devices.

Oregon man received thousands of medical records on his home fax

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Personal information on multiple patients was compromised after a Wisconsin hospital unknowingly faxed their records to an Oregon man.

Payroll vendor breached, data on more than 43,000 employees at risk

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More than 43,000 former and current employees of Chicago-based Assisted Living Concepts are being notified that their personal data may be at risk after an unauthorized third party gained access to sensitive payroll files.

Roughly 1,100 Indianapolis patients impacted following laptop theft

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More than a thousand patients of St. Vincent Indianapolis hospital are being notified that their personal information may have been compromised after a password-protected laptop containing the data was stolen.

Three nursing homes' security info discovered online

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Security researchers discovered new documents online containing details about equipment and network firewall passwords that put multiple nursing homes' electronic medical records and payment information at risk.

Missing thumb drive puts 3,500 Texas cancer center patients at risk

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More than 3,500 patients of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center may have had personal information compromised after a researcher's unencrypted USB thumb drive went missing.

Report: U.S. officials suspect developers in Belarus compromised healthcare.gov

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U.S. intelligence agencies were concerned that developers, with ties to Belarus, helped "produce the website," The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Texas health system attacked, data on more than 400K compromised

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More than 400,000 patients and employees of St. Joseph Health System in Texas are being notified that their personal information may have been accessed following an attack on the health system's computer system.

Apple meets with FDA over mobile medical apps

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Apple executives had a discussion with FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg in mid-December.

Wisconsin health insurer loses hard drive, 41K members impacted

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About 41,000 members of Wisconsin-based Unity Health Insurance are being notified that their personal information may be at risk after a portable hard drive was reported missing.

Hundreds impacted after Washington doctor's laptop is stolen

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A laptop containing personal information - including Social Security numbers - on roughly 900 individuals at Washington nursing homes was stolen from the vehicle of a South Sound doctor.

Phishing scam lures three Calif. physicians, patient data compromised

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Roughly 1,800 patients of UC Davis Health System in California are being notified that their personal information may be at risk after the email accounts of three physicians were compromised in a phishing scam.

Health care industry to ready itself for simulated attack exercise "CyberRX"

Health care industry to ready itself for simulated attack exercise "CyberRX"

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The exercises are expected to occur in March and July and will be conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and major health care companies.

Two employees fired after hospital computer containing PHI is dumped

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Two employees at Georgia-based Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital have been fired after a desktop computer containing information on nearly 6,800 individuals was mistakenly thrown away.

Unsecured file leads to data compromise of 12,000 in Wyoming

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Data on nearly 12,000 past and present clients of the Wyoming Department of Health Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children may be at risk after an unsecured file was sent to a partner.

Stolen laptop compromises more than 12,000 New Mexico patients

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A laptop stolen from the office of a New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants employee may have led to a compromise of unsecured protected health information for more than 12,000 individuals.

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