Updating HIPAA compliance in an age of data breaches

Recent data breaches at some of the country’s major healthcare organizations have prompted the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to update its 2011 version of its Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information. The new guide, says the ONC, is specifically geared toward those providers who are “eligible professionals” […]

Now is the time to protect against cyberthieves

For the second time in as many months, a major healthcare insurer has become the target of cyberthieves. This week, Premera Blue Cross announced it had been the target of hackers who gained access to the financial and medical information of 11 million members. In February, Anthem, Inc., announced that personal information of around 80 […]

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