Health Breach Tally Hits a New Milestone

A thousand incidents and counting, the federal health breach tally hits an all-time high, now listing 1,010 major breaches reported since federal regulators started to track them in September 2009 after the HITECH Act came into effect. These breaches have together affected 31.5 million individuals. The noteworthy fact is that out of these, more than…

Data Breach Incidents Rising!! This Time it’s the Information of 1.3 Million Individuals in Montana that’s At Risk!

The healthcare information breach tally continues to rises steadily despite security regulations and associated legal action. And the latest data breach to grab the headlines is the Montana Breach, where hackers gained access to a health department server, compromising the information of 1.3 million individuals on a DPHHS (Department of Public Health and Human Services)…

Imagine leaving boxes full of medical records on the drive way! It happened and it cost $ 800,000. Can you prevent it?

In spite of the continued emphasis on the need for protecting Patient Health Information (PHI), there are still few healthcare enterprises who take things for granted! The latest Parkview Health System Inc., HIPAA settlement for a corrective action at $800,000 demonstrates the need for PHI to be protected in all forms, even paper records. The…

Latest HIPAA Breach Brings Bad News to 169k Individuals

Yet another breach incident puts health information of 168,500 individuals at risk. According to a public notice, Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, a third-party billing vendor reported theft of several unencrypted company computers on 5th of February. The computers were stolen from the Los Angeles County public health and health services departments. Following this report, breach notification…