Healthcare News & Insights

Data breaches: Researchers advocate for sharing what, not just how much, is leaked

Researchers are urging hospitals to not just tally the number of patients exposed in the event of a data breach, but reveal the types of data exposed to both better understand consequences and create better security practices. 

Why your hospital needs cyberinsurance with these provisions

Sometimes, despite all the security in place to guard protected health information (PHI), hospitals still experience information breaches. At that point, hospitals and health systems face the potential for massive financial backlash — usually in the form of fines from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and class-action lawsuits from upset patients. 

3 critical security best practices not required by HIPAA

With HIPAA and the HITECH Act, healthcare providers must follow a lot of regulations for protecting patient data. However, a new study says many organizations may be focusing too much on compliance and missing other critical best practices. 

Health data breaches increase 97% due to unsecured mobile devices

The number of breaches of patient health data nearly doubled in 2011 compared to the year before. The biggest reasons for the increase in the number of security incidents: