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A summary and analysis of the healthcare data breaches reported in March 2018. March saw 29 breaches reported and 268,210 healthcare records exposed.
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations have proven nearly irresistible to cybercriminals in recent years. Read more to see the industry insights into healthcare.
The Aetna data breach exposed the PHI of 2,460 New Yorkers, which led to a $1.15 million settlement with the state’s Attorney General.
A summary of healthcare data breaches reported to OCR in December. December saw a sharp rise in reported breaches, up 81% from November.
Source:HealthITSecurityJanuary 10, 2018
The Office of the National Coordinator appointed Katheryn Marchesini as its new chief privacy officer, praising her privacy and security experience.
Source:HealthIT SecurityDecember 12, 2017
A survey conducted by HIMSS Analytics found that three-quarters of providers experienced a healthcare ransomware or malware attack in the past 12 months.
Source:EquifaxSeptember 26, 2017
Equifax Releases Details on Cybersecurity Incident, Announces Personnel Changes
Source:HIPAA JournalSeptember 15, 2017
An investigation into a privacy violation at Bedford Memorial hospital where multiple staff members took photographs and videos of a patient’s genitals while the patient was sedated and unconscious.
Source:HIPAA JournalSeptember 12, 2017
The FDA has released final guidance on medical device interoperability, making recommendations for smart, safe, and secure interactions between medical devices and health IT systems.
Source:U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesFebruary 16, 2017
Memorial Healthcare System paid U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to settle potential violations of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Privacy and Security Rules.