Failure to categorize data is among the mistakes made in medical practices that could set the stage for violating patient confidentiality.
Staff at medical practices should be taught to recognize suspicious email messages
A study found that more than half of information breaches at health care organizations were due to internal issues such as sending emails to the wrong recipient.
Company fined $16 million in a case involving hackers who stole electronic health information from nearly 79 million people.
Although uncommon, criminal prosecutions under HIPAA still occur.
The case involving a major health care organization involved a laptop stolen from an employee's home and 2 lost USB devices.
A systematic process is necessary to prove an incident involving medical records did not result in a breach.
Providers need to know how to measure their effectiveness at HIPAA compliance.
Hackers' attempts to steal data could lead to malfunction of MRI machines, implantable defibrillators, insulin pumps, and other devices.
Health care providers are neglecting some basic precautions and thereby allowing breaches of protected health information.
Health care cybersecurity is an area with severe shortages.
Institute of Safe Medication Practices indicates risks such as abbreviations, autocorrection
Authentication of users and where data are stored among the important considerations.
If an attack occurs, a practice may be faced with the difficult decision of whether to pay money to get access to their information or have it returned.
Patient access to medical records, increased enforcement, and a shortage of IT security professionals are among the concerns facing health care providers.
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A routine file maintenance ended in arrest and jail time for a licensed nurse who shared a patient's medical information with her spouse.
A nurse in the cardiology department of a large hospital saw nothing wrong with accessing the medical records of family members.
Compliance gurus bet there are at least a few things physicians are not doing to comply with HIPAA.
Healthcare providers have struggled with the need to comply with HIPAA, protect patient privacy and share information.
Confidential health information was sent to a patient's employer by a physician, resulting in a HIPAA violation.
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