Healthcare News & Insights

Recent settlements show cost of HIPAA violations

The feds are constantly on the lookout for HIPAA violations – and one high-profile case involving a reality show filmed at a hospital shows just how costly they can be for facilities. 

Added security risk of mobile healthcare workforce

Healthcare organizations are certainly not immune to cyber attacks. Sensitive data and personal health information (PHI) contained in patient records are often the ultimate target and can be extremely valuable to hackers. In this guest post, Nick Owen, president of a two-factor authentication provider, explains what make this data so valuable and how two-factor authentication can help protect […] [MORE]

What the largest HIPAA settlement yet will mean for your facility

The feds are continuing down the warpath against healthcare facilities with shoddy online security and health information protection — and the stakes keep getting higher. 

Data breaches: Lessons to learn from Target

Studying what Target did wrong during it’s recent data breach, and learning how to properly respond is a good idea for hospital executives and administrators.

Healthcare data security: What it costs you

Did you know that 2011 breaches of protected heath information (PHI) increased 97% over 2010 levels? Did you also know that 60% of those breaches resulted from malicious intent? And the number of patient health records affected totaled 19 million.