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Posts Tagged ‘Electronic Health Records’

Stolen USB Drive Gets Insurance Company $2.2 Million HIPAA Fine

The Department of Health and Human Services is off to a busy start in 2017, having just levied their second hefty fine for HIPAA violations. In this instance, the company in question ...

Patient Information On Social Media Shows Need For Better Security

A very strange and disturbing case of the theft of protected health information has come from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The department recently reported on an ...

Watch Out For Emails Asking To Do A HIPAA Audit

There’s a new phishing email making the rounds that your firm needs to be aware of if you deal with protected health information (PHI) in any way and are subject to HIPAA ...

Medical Devices Found To Have Major Security Risks

It’s official. The almost complete lack of security in the Internet of Things can kill you. Researchers operating out of the University of Birmingham working in cooperation with fellow researchers in Belgium ...

Another Organization Gets Hit With Massive HIPAA Fine

The University of Massachusetts’ Amherst campus just learned a hard and incredibly expensive lesson about how serious the Department of Health and Human Services is about cracking down on HIPAA noncompliance. In ...

HIPAA Hits Hard, Health Company Receives 2 Million Dollar Fine

Yet more evidence that the federal government’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is cracking down on HIPPA violations, the agency recently levied a hefty $2.14 million dollar fine against St. ...

Ransomware Heavily Targeting Health Care Companies

You’ve probably seen the headlines. This year, hardly a week goes by that there isn’t a report of a company in some way connected to the health care industry falling victim to ...

Millions Of Banner Health Members Affected By Latest Security Breach

Banner Health, based in Phoenix, AZ, has the dubious honor as having been the recipient of the largest healthcare related data breach so far in 2016. The cyberattack was launched on June ...

Fines For HIPAA On The Rise For Even Minor Data Breaches

If your company deals with protected health information, then you know what a maze of regulation HIPAA rules can be. The Federal government has recently signaled just how seriously they take data ...

HIPAA Fines Are Real, Laptop Theft Costs Company $3.9 Million

Does your company work with health information in any capacity? If it does, be advised, HIPAA violations are real, and can cost you and your business big money. The most recent company ...