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The study found that hacking incidents increased for the fifth consecutive year.
TechnologyIllinois Healthcare Provider Experiences Security Incident Affecting 65K Individuals
Mobile Anesthesiologists worked with outside cybersecurity professionals to look into the incident.
TechnologySaint Alphonsus Health System Suffers Breach Impacting More Than 134K Individuals
Saint Alphonsus emailed potentially impacted individuals to notify them of the information that may have been accessed during the breach.
StrategyHHS Extends Public Comment Period for HIPAA Privacy Rule Modifications
The proposed changes to the longstanding HIPAA Privacy Rule focus heavily on individuals' right to access protected health information (PHI).
TechnologyEncryption for Google Drive, Dropbox
Apple will not sign a BAA even after the flurry of news around what Apple offers to the healthcare sector.
TechnologyGeorgia Healthcare Provider Suffers Breach Affecting 79,000 Individuals
In a security notice posted on its website, Gore Medical Management said it was the victim of a data breach...
TechnologyPatient Records in Public Storage Units
The storage unit should be locked and reasonably safe from fire and floods.
StrategyLimited HIPAA Waivers Implemented During Texas Winter Storm
The waiver applies only within the emergency area and for the period identified in the public health emergency and for...
Clinical CareQ&A: Sharing Health Information Across State Lines
HIPAA is not a barrier to interstate or intercountry transfer of PHI.
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The way to prevent such occurrences is to ask providers and associated healthcare professionals to verify the email address if...