May 30, 2019

Health care professionals prescribing health apps should only recommend those apps that have demonstrated secure data transmission behaviors. The majority of the top-ranked mental apps for depression and smoking cessation share data with third-parties without accuratel...

May 28, 2019

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, recently unveiled data privacy legislation that would require companies not covered by HIPAA to get explicit consent from patients before gathering and sharing health and genetic data.

Cortez Masto joins several other Congressional...

May 23, 2019

The Department of Justice has indicted two China-based hackers, charging them for hacking into Anthem’s network in 2015 and breaching the personal health information of 78.8 million patients. Calling it one of the worst data breaches in US history, the hackers first be...

May 20, 2019

For healthcare organization IT teams tasked with keeping personal health information secure, there’s nothing more pressing than remaining compliant with security and privacy regulations.

As healthcare organizations become targets for hackers, and breaches become more co...

May 13, 2019

A Tennessee diagnostic medical imaging services company has agreed to pay $3 million to settle potential HIPAA violations arising from a data breach that exposed the PHI of over 300,000 patients. As part of the settlement, the company — Touchstone Medical Imaging — mus...

May 7, 2019

On March 21, Blue Cross of Idaho officials discovered its provider portal was breached in an attempt to fraudulently reroute financial transactions. Access was disabled and the portal was secured within the day. Officials determined the hacker was able to access provid...

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