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Advisory on Black Basta Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Organizations

Advisory on Black Basta Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Organizations

All healthcare and public health (HPH) sector {organizations|providers} received {an alert|a warning} to {apply|employ} mitigations against Black Basta ransomware attacks, {because|since} the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) group is attacking the HPH sector. In 2023,...

63% of Identified Exploited Vulnerabilities are in Hospital Networks

63% of Identified Exploited Vulnerabilities are in Hospital Networks

Each regular U.S. hospital has 10 to 15 medical devices, so this means a 1,000-bed hospital can have about 15,000 medical devices, which considerably increases the attack surface. Medical devices may include clinical IoT devices, imaging devices, and surgery devices....

Medical Center Settles Alleged Privacy Rule Violations for $80,000

Medical Center Settles Alleged Privacy Rule Violations for $80,000

St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers, NY, has agreed to settle alleged Privacy Rule violations for $80,000 and must comply with a corrective action plan to address the cause of the alleged violations – namely that members of the workforce impermissibly allowed a...

Patients Concerned About Health Information Privacy

Patients Concerned About Health Information Privacy

An American Medical Association (AMA) patient privacy survey has confirmed that patients are worried that their healthcare data is no longer being kept private and confidential. More must be done to protect medical information and strengthen trust. Virtually every...

OCR Confirms COVID-19 HIPAA Flexibilities will End on May 11, 2023

OCR Confirms COVID-19 HIPAA Flexibilities will End on May 11, 2023

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services will not be renewing the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), which is set to expire at 11:59 pm on May 11, 2023. That means the four Notices of Enforcement Discretion issued by the HHS’ Office for Civil...

OCR Announces Plan to Address Backlog of Compliance Investigations

OCR Announces Plan to Address Backlog of Compliance Investigations

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights received more than 51,000 complaints in 2022 about violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health...

OCR Fines 11 HIPAA-Covered Entities for HIPAA Right of Access Violations

OCR Fines 11 HIPAA-Covered Entities for HIPAA Right of Access Violations

The HHS’ Office for Civil Rights has announced it has resolved 11 more cases involving violations of the HIPAA Right of Access. 10 of the cases were settled with OCR, and one Civil Monetary Penalty was imposed due to the lack of cooperation with OCR and the failure to...

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