Privacy & Security

The Aetna building
By Kat Jercich 01:10 pm November 02, 2020
The fines are the latest effort on OCR's part to enforce HIPAA regulations around protected health information.
Hands on a laptop computer
By Kat Jercich 01:01 pm October 30, 2020
The health system is working with the FBI to investigate the incident, which took down access to the MyChart Patient Portal.
Hands on a laptop with other computers nearby
By Mike Miliard 08:43 am October 29, 2020
With the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, they describe some of the techniques that may be used by foreign groups that could be targeting hundreds of health systems with ransomware.
Computer hacker
By Mike Miliard 04:04 pm October 28, 2020
St. Lawrence Health System and Sky Lakes Medical Center both report being targeted, but officials from each say patient data doesn't appear to have been compromised.
Hands on a laptop computer
By Kat Jercich 02:41 pm October 28, 2020
A new report from Booz Allen Hamilton predicts that the explosion in virtual care offerings will change the way bad actors target health data.
Columns of dates and notations on a computer screen
By Kat Jercich 04:26 pm October 20, 2020
When it comes to keeping data safe, experts say artificial intelligence can be a "double-edged sword."
Person using a phone on a couch
By Kat Jercich 03:13 pm October 16, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of apps aimed at treating a wide variety of conditions are available – but their efficacy and quality remains largely unclear.
cybersecurity, Medigate, operational
By 04:48 am October 16, 2020
A real-time understanding of the ecosystem is critical to increasing return on investment, improving operational efficiencies and keeping patient care safe.
A woman looking at her phone
By Kat Jercich 03:18 pm October 12, 2020
The tool is aimed at allowing users to share their verified health status without exposing the data used to generate it.
Patient accessing health records on a smartphone
By Mike Miliard 05:24 pm October 09, 2020
The Office for Civil Rights at HHS settled this week with Phoenix-based St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center for $160,000, alleging that a mother was unable to access her son's medical records.