A Kansas hospital has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle allegations that it falsely attested to conducting a security risk analysis as required under the HITECH Act electronic health records financial incentives program. Two whistleblowers in the case will receive $50,000 from the settlement.
A data breach at American Medical Collection Agency has affected nearly 12 million patients who had lab tests performed by Quest Diagnostics, exposing a wealth of information, including Social Security numbers.
Infosecurity Europe returns to London June 4-6, featuring more than 230 sessions over three days covering a range of topics, including application security, automation, data protection, risk management, incident response and threat analysis. Here's a preview of 11 hot sessions.
Cloud-based electronic health records vendor Medical Informatics Engineering has signed a $900,000 settlement with 16 state attorneys general in a case involving the same 2015 data breach that was at the center of a recent $100,000 settlement with a federal regulator.
Federal regulators have issued new guidance clarifying when a business associate can be held directly liable for compliance with the HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules. Why is there still so much confusion?
Federal regulators have smacked a cloud-based electronics health records vendor with a $100,000 HIPAA settlement in the wake of a 2015 cyberattack that affected millions of individuals. What's the focus of the enforcement action?
A misconfigured IT setting has landed a Puerto Rico-based clearinghouse and cloud software services vendor at the top of federal regulators' list of largest health data breaches so far this year. Why do these types of mistakes keep happening?
What's it like for a small, not-for-profit healthcare entity to deal with the consequences of a ransomware attack? The president of a substance abuse treatment center shares his first-hand experience - and lessons learned.
A ransomware attack reported by a business associate that impacted more than three dozen clients and nearly 207,000 individuals is among the latest incidents added to the Department of Health and Human Services' data breach tally. Here's the latest health data breach tracking update.
When a healthcare provider develops its own applications that handle patient data, it must take critical steps to safeguard protected health information and ensure HIPAA compliance, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
Federal regulators have reached a $3 million HIPAA settlement in a case alleging that a medical imaging services provider delayed investigating and mitigating a breach involving patient information leaking onto the internet via a web server - and delayed notification of victims as well.
With cyberattacks, online espionage and data breaches happening at a seemingly nonstop pace, Western intelligence agencies are bringing many of their capabilities out of the shadows to help businesses and individuals better safeguard themselves and respond. We need all the help we can get.