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.
Despite the new instructions on breach notification in the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, there's still plenty of uncertainty about what constitutes a "compromise" of data that triggers notification, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
In 2012, Experian Data Breach Resolution dealt with 1700 breaches - 800 of them in the healthcare sector. What are the common gaps for organizations looking to comply with new HIPAA Omnibus standards?
Within Experian's caseload, there are three common types of targets: Major state databases; smaller healthcare...
When it comes to breach prevention, many organizations are improving their own security posture, but neglecting that of their strategic partners. Trend Micro's Tom Kellermann outlines third-party risks.
In an interview about virtual supply chain threats, Kellermann discusses:
Supply chain gaps organizations...
In 2012, ExperianÂ® Data Breach Resolution dealt with 1700 breaches - 800 of them in the healthcare sector. What are the common gaps for organizations looking to comply with new HIPAA Omnibus standards?
Consumer advocate Deven McGraw says many provisions in the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, including better breach notification guidance and expansion of HIPAA liability to business associates, will provide substantial benefits to patients.
A $400,000 federal penalty stemming from the investigation of a breach at a clinic owned by Idaho State University is the latest example of how even relatively small security incidents can trigger hefty sanctions.
The latest statistics on major healthcare data breaches for 2013 are encouraging. But could we see a surge in breach reports after organizations begin using updated federal guidance about how to assess whether to report a breach?
A conference hosted by the HHS Office for Civil Rights and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will provide insights on HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance as well as other hot health data security topics.
Encryption is an important breach prevention tool. But to make the right decisions about how to apply encryption, healthcare organizations should take four specific steps, says security expert Feisal Nanji.
With over 870,000 medical records exposed in data breaches in just the first quarter of 2013, medical data breaches have become a source of chronic pain for healthcare organizations. Adding to this complexity is the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule.
Looking at a multitude of studies and research, it's clear that data...