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HHS Extends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency for Further 90 Days

HHS Extends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency for Further 90 Days

Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency for a further 90 days. Earlier this month, the American Hospital Association (AHA) wrote to Becerra to request an extension to the public...

New Jersey Imposes $130,000 HIPAA Fine on Two Printing Companies

New Jersey Imposes $130,000 HIPAA Fine on Two Printing Companies

New Jersey has fined two printing companies $130,000 over an impermissible disclosure of the protected health information (PHI) of almost 56,000 New Jersey residents in 2016. The fine is part of a settlement reached between Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and...

HIPAA and COVID-19 Vaccination Information

HIPAA and COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The introduction of vaccine mandates in many places of work has led many people to question how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules apply to disclosures of COVID-19 vaccination information. There are a number of misconceptions about...

HIPAA Breaches Rise by 56% during First Four Months of 2021

HIPAA Breaches Rise by 56% during First Four Months of 2021

The HIPAA breaches reported during April 2021 show a huge increase in the number of data breaches recorded from January to April 2021 compared with the same period in 2020. The amount of HIPAA breach cases recorded during this period has risen by 56% to 201, up from...

1 Million Impacted in Blackbaud Data Breach

1 Million Impacted in Blackbaud Data Breach

Another four healthcare suppliers have broadcast HIPAA breach alerts  in relation to the Blackbaud ransomware attack and data breach. Just after the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare group revealed that the personal information of 55,983 clients had been impacted, an...

Serious Flaws Discovered in Apache Guacamole Remote Access Software

Serious Flaws Discovered in Apache Guacamole Remote Access Software

Several security flaws have been discovered in the remote access system, Apache Guacamole, a system which has been implemented by many companies to allow administrators and employees to access Windows and Linux devices remotely. The system has proven popular since the...

COVID-19 Pandemic Results in Easing of HIPAA Enforcement by HHS

COVID-19 Pandemic Results in Easing of HIPAA Enforcement by HHS

It has been announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be easing the sanctioning of penalties in relation to specific data privacy breaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Notice of Enforcement Discretion applies to breaches of the HIPAA...

LabCorp Patients Personal & Health Data Exposed in Website Error

LabCorp Patients Personal & Health Data Exposed in Website Error

Experts at TechCrunch have discovered a security flaw in a website hosting an internal customer relationship management system used by the clinical laboratory network LabCorp. While the system was password protected, the experts discovered found a flaw in the part of...

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