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Using Digital Forensics to Reduce Risks after a Healthcare Data Breach

The digital forensics that follow a healthcare data breach can be an important but sometimes a boring discussion topic.  It is one of those things that your health organization will outsource, a third party analysis is very important, so the organization often doesn’t have much direct influence or participation in the actual analysis of breached […]

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How to care for minors and decedents in a healthcare data breach

This “Data Breach Response – How To” article is part of our larger series by Heather Noonan. If you find that your healthcare data breach population includes minors or decedents, it is highly encouraged that you provide additional care for them. You already have a HIPAA privacy breach of personal identifiable information and now you […]

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The Long Tail of a Healthcare Data Breach Costs – Utah Extends Protection

Utah Health Department Data Breach victims are getting another year of identity theft protect after last years huge breach.  This comes on the heels of news coming from South Carolina that the state will offer tax subsidies for residents to buy credit monitor after a big security breach hit the state.  Unfortunately these two states […]

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Healthcare Data Breach hits University of Mississippi Medical Center

Data Breach Watch has written extensively about the problems and risk associated with a university data breaches and the recent healthcare breach at U. of Miss Medical Center drives home the point.  Affecting patients who visited the hospital between 2008 and 2013, the university healthcare system informed an “unknown” number of patients that their medical […]

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How to segment groups within a diverse population of a healthcare data breach?

This “Data Breach Response – How To” article is part of our larger series by Heather Noonan. One of the critical questions with a healthcare data breach is the question of who was affected. Were their minors, elderly, HIV or cancer patients, pregnant mothers, high profile clients, employees; the list can go on and on […]

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HIPAA Privacy and Security Statistics from the PHI Protection Forum

The Patient Privacy Network just wrapped up its  PHI Protection Forum in Boston – Larry Clinton of the Internet Security Alliance spoke at the event.  He spoke at length about the threats to HIPAA privacy and security within individual organization and brought out some interesting stats on the issue. Larry noted: Most executives in the […]

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How to address the fears of your patients after a healthcare data breach?

This “Data Breach Response – How To” article is part of our larger series by Heather Noonan.  So you want to tell your patients not to panic, everything will be fine, but how do you say that when you need to tell them that your hospital medical records system was hacked by an international hacking […]

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University of Connecticut notifies patients of data breach

Another day, Another healthcare data breach. “The University of Connecticut Health Center alerted patients on Friday that a former employee had breached 1,400 patient records. The Health Center learned that the employee inappropriately accessed names, addresses, dates of birth, some Social Security numbers and other health data on Jan. 7. As a result of the health […]

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Data Breach Response How To Series

Because of the huge interest in one of our previous “How To” posts I have decided to create a complete how to series covering some of the important but less talked about topics of healthcare data breach response and prevention.  Below are the proposed topics, well see how many we get to!  Heather Noonan, a […]

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Learning From Your HIPAA Mistakes

Now that the new HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule is written in stone Federal Register, our friend Leon Rodriguez has been on a mini speaking tour talking about the new changes.  He is echoing a lot of the things written here, HIPAA data breach prevention and learning from your mistakes – being proactive will help you […]

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