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Reporting of Healthcare Data Breaches?

Since the HITECH Act data breach notification provisions became effective this past September 23, 2009, I’d recently become curious about the number and nature of data breaches that would start to appear on the website at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The HHS Rules require healthcare organizations (specifically HIPAA covered entities) to […]

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Breach

This past week, the Boston Globe wrote about a data breach incident at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts that occurred in August of this year and where the affected population of people is just now being notified. The breach, which included social security numbers, included over 39,000 physicians and healthcare providers in Massachusetts. “It […]

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