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Dignity Health Report Multiple Data Breaches

Dignity Health Report Multiple Data Breaches

A number of different data breaches and violations of HIPAA Rules have been discovered by Dignity Health in the past few weeks. One incident involved a staff member accessing the PHI of patients without official permission, a mistake occurred that allowed a business...

PHI-Exposing Data Security Incidents Discovered by Purdue University

PHI-Exposing Data Security Incidents Discovered by Purdue University

Purdue University have been discovered two security breaches that may have lead to unauthorized people obtaining access to the protected health information of patients. During April Purdue University’s security team identified a file on computers used by Purdue...

Aultman Health Foundation Phishing Attack Impacts up to 42,600 Patients

Aultman Health Foundation Phishing Attack Impacts up to 42,600 Patients

Aultman Health Foundation, which operates Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH, is alerting around 42,600 patients that some of their protected health information may have been accessed due to a phishing attack. Unauthorized and unknown people succeeded in obtaining access...

Healthcare Organizations Slow to Adopt DMARC

Healthcare Organizations Slow to Adopt DMARC

By implementing the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) Standard, healthcare organizations can identify and restrict email spoofing and abuse of their domains; however, relatively few healthcare groups are using DMARC for spam...

Release Form for HIPAA

Release Form for HIPAA

If your organization is governed by some (Business Associates) or all (Covered Entities) of the Privacy Rule, it is necessary to obtain a valid release form for HIPAA compliance before Protected Health Information (PHI) is used or disclosed for a purpose not required...

Minnesota Ransomware Attack Impacts Over 6,500 Patients

Minnesota Ransomware Attack Impacts Over 6,500 Patients

Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology (APP) a Rochester, Minnesota-based health organization has suffered a ransomware attack that targeted several computers that stored patients’ protected health data. The ransomware attack was identified on March 31, 2018. Patient...

LifeBridge Health Data Breach Affects 538,000 Patients

LifeBridge Health Data Breach Affects 538,000 Patients

Baltimore-based healthcare provider LifeBridge Health has revealed, in a press release issued on May 16, that it had encountered a data breach. While the release made no reference to number of patients impacted at the time of it being issued, additional information...

SamSam Ransomware Attack Hits Indiana Physicians Group

SamSam Ransomware Attack Hits Indiana Physicians Group

A May 17, 2018 ransomware attack that took part of the network belonging to Allied Physicians Group of Michiana out of action following the encryption of several files on its network. At present it remains unclear whether any protected health information encrypted. A...

Data Breach Impacts 2,553 Patients of Eye Care Surgery Center

Data Breach Impacts 2,553 Patients of Eye Care Surgery Center

The protected health information of 2,553 patients of Eye Care Surgery Center, Inc., of Baton Rouge, LA has been stolen following the theft of a A laptop computer containing. The theft in question was noticed by Eye Care Surgery Center on February 26, 2018. While it...

17,639 Individuals Notified of Capital Digestive Care PHI Exposure

17,639 Individuals Notified of Capital Digestive Care PHI Exposure

Capital Digestive Care, a Silver Spring, MD-based gastroenterology group has revealed that one of its business associates shared files to a commercial cloud server that did not have proper security controls, exposing the protected health information of up to 17,639...

17,639 Clients Notified of Capital Digestive Care PHI Exposure

17,639 Clients Notified of Capital Digestive Care PHI Exposure

Capital Digestive Care, a Silver Spring, MD-based gastroenterology group has revealed that one of its business associates shared files to a commercial cloud server that dd not have  appropriate security controls, exposing the protected health information of up to...

Cyberattacks Lead to Freezing of Healthcare IT Security Budgets

Cyberattacks Lead to Freezing of Healthcare IT Security Budgets

A recently-published Black Book Research report shows that approximately 90% of healthcare groups have encountered a data violation since Q3 2016, yet IT security investment at 88% of hospitals remains at 2016 figures. This information is the result of a survey of...

AWS Costs Reduced by 60% by Tristar Medical Group

AWS Costs Reduced by 60% by Tristar Medical Group

Healthcare groups are, more and more, using the cloud to meet their IT requirements, but while there are many benefits to be had from moving applications, infrastructure and data center operations to the cloud, managing cloud costs remains a major Obstacle. Many...

Abbot Laboratories Defibrillator Flaws Alert Issued by FDA

Abbot Laboratories Defibrillator Flaws Alert Issued by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released an alert regarding certain Abbott Laboratories implantable cardiac devices that have cybersecurity weaknesses that could possibly be targeted to alter the usability of the devices. A number implantable cardiac...

1,000 Patients of es Moines Crisis Observation Center have PHI Exposed

1,000 Patients of es Moines Crisis Observation Center have PHI Exposed

Over a period of three and a half years, 1,071 patients of Des Moines Crisis Observation Center, who received medical services at the  operated by Polk County Health Services Inc., have been contacted to advise them that some of their protected health information has...

Middletown Medical Data Breach Impacts 63,500 Patients

Middletown Medical Data Breach Impacts 63,500 Patients

A improperly configured security setting on a radiology interface has lead to the exposure of tens of thousands of patients’ protected health data. A multi-specialty physicians’ organization based in Middleton, NY, Middletown Medical, first noticed the misconfigured...

4,000 Patients Notified of Texas Health Resources Email Account Breach

4,000 Patients Notified of Texas Health Resources Email Account Breach

Texas Health Resources, a group providing services to over 1.7 million patients in North Texas, is alerting ‘fewer than 4,000 patients’ that a portion of of their sensitive information may have been obtained by an unauthorized person. The data breach may have happened...

UnityPoint Health Phishing Attack Impacts Several Staff Email Accounts

UnityPoint Health Phishing Attack Impacts Several Staff Email Accounts

It has been discovered that a number of email accounts of staff members of UnityPoint Health have been accessed by unauthorized individuals. Staff email accounts were first accessed on November 1, 2017 and went on for a duration of three months, ending on February 7,...

ONC Publishes Patient Guidebook on Health Record Access

ONC Publishes Patient Guidebook on Health Record Access

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has released a new patient guidebook on health record access. The guidebook goes through how patients can access their health data, offers advice for checking health...

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