The ongoing epidemic of health data breaches involving unencrypted laptops demonstrates why many healthcare organizations need to conduct more meaningful risk assessments, says security expert Dan Berger.
Joy Pritts, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, offers insights on the best ways to prevent data breaches involving lost or stolen devices or records snooping.
Despite the government shutdown, Stage 2 of the HITECH Act financial incentive program for the meaningful use of electronic health records kicks off Oct. 1. Learn more about the privacy and security provisions and how to prepare.
It's been four years since federal officials began tracking major healthcare data breaches. What important lessons can be learned from the causes of these breaches as well as HIPAA enforcement actions by federal regulators?
A class action suit has been filed against Advocate Medical Group following the theft of four unencrypted computers that may have exposed data on 4 million patients. Learn more about the allegations the lawsuit makes.
Two recent incidents at Oregon Health & Science University involved inappropriate storage of unencrypted patient information in the cloud. Experts weigh in on the fogginess of HIPAA Omnibus regarding cloud providers.
A new report shows that large data breaches in all sectors last year in California mirror a problem that keeps happening at lots of healthcare entities across the country. Find out what that problem is.
Although major healthcare data breaches appear to be on the decline this year, losses and thefts of unencrypted devices continue to be a problem. Bill Lazarus of Stanford Medicine explains how his organization is tackling the issue.