About 30 new health data breaches - including a phishing attack impacting 1.4 million individuals - have been added in recent weeks to the official federal tally, pushing the total victim count for 2018 so far to 6.1 million.
As the HIPAA security rule turns 20, it's time for regulators to make updates reflecting the changing cyberthreat landscape and technological evolution that's happened over the past two decades, says security expert Tom Walsh.
As Amazon expands its activities in healthcare, include a high-profile venture into the pharmacy business, the online retail giant will face a wide variety of important privacy issues, attorneys Jeffrey Short and Todd Nova explain.
Are federal regulators beginning to slack off on HIPAA compliance enforcement? While some observers say the lack of recent settlement announcements could signal the start of a lasting trend, others contend that HHS remains committed to aggressive HIPAA enforcement.
While California already had some of the strictest and most varied privacy laws in the country, the new California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 "is a whole new ballgame," says privacy attorney Kirk Nahra, who explains why.
A federal court recently dismissed a case filed by a patient alleging a laboratory violated HIPAA by failing to shield her personal health information from public view. The ruling once again reaffirmed a longstanding precedent that individuals cannot sue for alleged HIPAA violations.
Consumers have more healthcare choices than ever, meaning payers and providers have more competition as well. Many are differentiating themselves in the marketplace by adding health tracking apps and integrating with partners to display prescription, billing and appointment .
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Will federal regulators finally tackle long overdue rulemaking related to a HITECH Act provision calling for the Department of Health and Human Services to share money collected from HIPAA settlements and penalties with breach victims?
Yesterday's threat detection is not working. Companies must reshape their cybersecurity programs, knowing that attackers are always looking for a way in - or may have already penetrated.
There are numerous ways healthcare organizations can benefit from a deception approach as new cyber vulnerabilities and risks in...
At its core, compliance for HIPAA is simply about maintaining patient privacy by ensuring your users appropriately access and use patient data. Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions provide detail around when patient data is accessed.
The challenge, however, is the lack of visibility into what users do with...
At its core, HIPAA compliance is simply about maintaining patient privacy by ensuring the appropriate access to and use of patient data by your users. Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions provide detail around when patient data is accessed, but without visibility into what users do with sensitive patient data...
CynergisTek's 2018 report aggregated ratings from security assessments performed at hundreds of healthcare organizations in 2017 to reveal an average 45% conformance with NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF). The report found that of the NIST CSF five Core Elements, organizations had the lowest ratings in detecting...
The New Jersey state attorney general has smacked a medical practice with a $418,000 penalty for a 2016 HIPAA breach involving a vendor's misconfigured server. The case is the latest example of the risks posed by vendors.