HIPAA, HITECH Blog

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Quest Diagnostics said Monday that 11.9 million Quest Diagnostics patients may have had their personal, financial, and medical exposed in a data breach that happened through a contractor of a contractor. 

New research from Forescout found that healthcare organizations are increasingly at risk from legacy platforms, device complexity, and the use of frequently exploited protocols. 

Attorneys General from 12 U.S. states have filed a lawsuit against Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) over a data breach the company experienced in 2015.

Healthcare giant Anthem has agreed to pay a $16 million settlement to the United States government following the 2015 data breach that affected almost 80 million customers.

One of the leading U.S. healthcare organizations (HCO) has revealed that a phishing attack in September 2017 may have led to the compromise of highly sensitive data belonging to nearly half a million patients.

While the principle of doctor-patient confidentiality has always been regarded as sacred, the digital age has inevitably led to greater ease of access to all information, including confidential patient health records.

As the healthcare industry continues to become increasingly more digital, more global healthcare organizations (HCOs) continue to suffer from data breaches.

A report released by John Hopkins University’s Care School of Business claims large healthcare organizations experience more data breaches than smaller healthcare providers.

The latest report released by Accenture finds that one in eight individuals in England has had their medical information compromised by hackers.

According to Protenus’ Health Care Breach Barometer, the Healthcare industry experienced a reported 31 data breach incidents during the first month of 2017.

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