The use of telehealth is ramping up as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the latest arrest in connection with a $410 million healthcare fraud case that includes a multi-million dollar telemedicine-related fraud scheme serves as a cautionary tale of how fraudsters can abuse telehealth.
Massachusetts and Indiana have reached separate settlements with Equifax over the 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of residents of both states. The company will pay a total of almost $38 million to settle with the states.
As some cities and states recruit retired healthcare professionals, new medical school graduates and clinicians from other regions to assist in their COVID-19 responses, it's critical to ensure these workers understand the importance of protecting patient information, says privacy attorney Iliana Peters.
What are some of the critical considerations for aligning strong security controls with the workflow needs of clinicians? Omar Khawaja, CISO of Highmark Health, which includes health plans and a healthcare delivery system, discusses key issues.
Metrics can help CISOs clearly communicate the potential impact of risks to senior executives and win support for a risk management strategy, say Randall Frietzsche, enterprise CISO of Denver Health, and consultant Dave Bailey of CynergisTek, who describe a step-by-step approach in a joint interview.
Healthcare professionals are on the front line in the war against COVID-19, and cybersecurity leaders bear unique pressure to support and secure their efforts. But amid this crisis, Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, also sees tremendous strides in telehealth delivery.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into effect on January 1, 2020, gives consumers the right to access, delete, or opt out their personal data.
Companies that are subject to CCPA and other U.S. State level privacy regulations should be actively prepared and should begin documenting the steps...
In the latest move to relax certain HIPAA requirements during the COVID-19 crisis, federal regulators Thursday paved the way for business associates to share protected health information for public health-related activities during the pandemic.
Supermarket giant Morrisons is not liable for a data breach caused by a rogue employee, Britain's Supreme Court has ruled, bringing to a close the long-running case - the first in the country to have been filed by data breach victims.
Washington's governor has signed a new law that regulates the use of facial recognition technology. But some privacy advocates say the measure, which was backed by Microsoft, doesn't do enough to protect individuals' rights.
It is a lot for IT teams to handle a remote workforce. Keeping up with security issues, maintaining data compliance, and minimizing data loss are some of the challenges IT teams are facing today.
In this webinar, we will cover how IT and security teams can empower end-users working remotely by increasing their...
Today, many enterprises are already digital to the core. Those that aren't soon will be. So ubiquitous is digital technology in enterprises, that some commentators think the initial process of digital transformation is nearing fulfillment.
This report focuses on the key intersection of digital transformation and...
Recent HIPAA-related moves by federal regulators aim to improve information sharing and care coordination as the U.S. healthcare community battles the COVID-19 outbreak, says privacy attorney Kirk Nahra of the law firm WilmerHale. But some of the provisions could cause confusion, he notes.