How Secure Is Your Laptop?

Laptop

Let’s just say if your laptop has access to confidential patient information, it might make sense to have your i’s dotted and your t’s crossed when it comes to laptop security. MSPmentor reported this week that a Pennsylvania provider was fined $2.5 million dollars when a laptop containing patient information was stolen and hacked into, … [Read more…]

$400,000 HIPAA Breach Penalty In Denver, Colorado

MSP Mentor recently posted an article stating a network of public health clinics in the Denver, Colorado have been fined $400,000 for HIPAA data breaches. The breaches occurred through phishing (aka email hacking), gaining electronic health records of over 3,000 patients. “Investigators from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) found … [Read more…]

HIPAA Journal’s Summary of January 2017 Healthcare Data Breaches

Data Breach

HIPAA Journal’s healthcare data breach report summary article for January 2017 shows that once again healthcare data breaches are up year-over-year. January 2016 saw the lowest number of data breaches of any month in 2016 (21) and also the lowest number of records exposed of any month in the year (104,056 records). 2017 did not … [Read more…]

Since 2009, more than 1700 HIPAA data breaches have been reported, impacting over 169 million people. Make sure your company doesn’t end up on this list.

Reported HIPAA Data Breaches Since 2009

Regardless of whether protected health information (PHI) is stored electronically or in hard copy form, by law it must be secured. Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has published more than 1700 reports of data breaches that impacted at least 500 individuals. According to the published … [Read more…]