December 26, 2018

Employees and human error often top the list as the healthcare sector’s biggest threat. Considering they are the catalyst for clicking malicious links, engaging with targeted phishing campaigns and mistakenly sending emails to the wrong recipient, it’s easy to place th...

December 20, 2018

Ransomware continued to target the healthcare sector, while phishing attacks and insider errors lead to some of the biggest breaches in 2018. It is expected that hackers will continue to pummel the sector with targeted attacks through 2019 and beyond.

To learn from the...

December 17, 2018

A phishing attack on Georgia Spine and Orthopedics of Atlanta potentially compromised the personal health information of over 7,000 patients. According to officials, an unauthorized user hacked into an email account, after an employee opened up a phishing email. The ha...

December 12, 2018

Imagine representatives from the Office of Civil Rights showing up at your practice unannounced, requesting to review your HIPAA compliance procedures. It can happen if you’re chosen for a random Audit. Other audits give healthcare providers just 10 days to prepare.

Eve...

December 10, 2018

Allergy Associates of Hartford, P.C. (Allergy Associates), has agreed to pay $125,000  to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential HIPAA violations. Allergy Ass...

December 6, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched this week its Amazon Comprehend Medical machine learning service that enables healthcare professionals and developers to mine unstructured medical text and patient data, such as diagnosis, treatments, dosages, symptoms, and other sign...

December 4, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published its semi-annual regulatory agenda. In addition to proposed rules on fraud and abuse, drug pricing, digital health, and devices, the agenda included topics that could bring significant changes to HIPAA...

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