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Health data losses: Don’t blame hackers
While patients and doctors often worry about medical records being hacked by cybercriminals and Internet snoops, the...
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...
Republicans reject CBO estimates on deficit impact
New Speaker of the House John A. Boehner and other Republican lawmakers pressed ahead with plans Thursday to repeal...
Second person denied AZ transplant coverage dies
A second transplant candidate denied coverage because of state budget cuts has died, and hospital officials say the...
OIG to monitor Medicare, Medicaid IT upgrades, incentives
As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prepares to upgrade its computer systems and begins to award...
Web Exclusive: CVS Caremark Violates HIPAA, TX Pharmacies Allege
A federal suit brought by six independent Texas pharmacies alleges that CVS Caremark is in violation of the Racketeer...
Tighter medical privacy rules sought
The Obama administration is rewriting new rules on medical privacy after an outpouring of criticism from consumer...
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...
Estranged from family, doctor snoops in records
As his 22-year marriage was falling apart, Dr. Mark Schleiss was desperate for information about his estranged family...
Security glitch exposes WellPoint data again
WellPoint Inc. has notified 470,000 individual insurance customers that medical records, credit card numbers and other...