Criminals are compromising user login credentials of health care payment processors to divert payments from medical practices to themselves, the FBI warns.
A recent survey revealed that the health care sector is not making IT systems and third-party security top priority.
HIPAA protects patients from unauthorized disclosure of personal information by covered entities such as medical practices and hospitals, but out from under the HIPAA umbrella, patients are mostly on their own, according to the authors of a recent report.
Lawyers offer their opinions on the dilemma physicians may face when trying to reconcile their HIPAA obligations with state legal requirements.
Ransomware attacks now account for 25% of all data breaches, according to Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach Investigation Report.
The agency has issued proposed draft recommendations to guide incorporation of cybersecurity protections into medical devices at the time of manufacture.
Human error is cited as a frequent reason for violations of patients’ privacy rights that bring about investigations by the federal Office for Civil Rights.
States are enacting legislation that would require health care providers to violate patients’ privacy rights under HIPAA.
Proposed changes that could directly impact practices include shortening the timeframe for responding to patient requests for records.
Breaches involving user names and passwords soared 450% in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, compared with 2019, according to the ForgeRock 2021 Consumer Identity Breach Report.