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MGH to Pay $1M to Settle 'Potential' HIPAA Violation
Massachusetts General Hospital has agreed to pay $1 million to settle  allegations it violated patient privacy...
Web Exclusive: NY Hospital Data Theft May Affect Records of 1.7 Million
New York City officials have begun notifying 1.7 million patients, staff, contractors, vendors, and others who were...
Web Exclusive: Health Net Fined $55K for Data Breach
Health Net has been fined by the state of Vermont over the insurer's loss of a portable disk drive that exposed the...
Web Exclusive: UMC Tucson Fires 3 for Privacy Breaches
University Medical Center in Tucson says it is not aware of any confidential patient information being released...
Web Exclusive: CDPH Reports 'Big' Data Security Breach
Personal and medical information for up to 2,550 residents and employees of 600 Southern California skilled nursing...
Web Exclusive: Data Security Inadequate at 71% of Hospitals
The majority of hospitals surveyed say federal regulations such as the HITECH Act have not improved the safety of...
Software Freedom’s latest target is medical devices
Heart disease patients like Dick Cheney are vulnerable to buggy software and hack-attacks aimed straight at the devices...
UF Notifies Patients Of Privacy Breach
University of Florida officials in Gainesville have notified 2,047 people of a data breach that exposed their Social...
More with ties to UCLA may have snooped
California health regulators have connected 14 more people affiliated with UCLA Medical Center to the improper viewing...
Effectiveness of medical privacy law is questioned
Congress’ passing of a federal medical privacy law in the 1990s was hailed as a new level of protection for...