Data Security

An article in today's online issue of Health Data Management, entitled, "Ransomware hits a Florida surgery center", by Joseph Goedert, breaks news that, "A ransomware attack at St.

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A September 9, Modern Healthcare article, by Adam Rubenfire, reported that, "Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a Rochester, N.Y.-based insurer, disclosed Wednesday afternoon that it was the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack by hackers who may have gained access to over 10 million personal records."

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In an article earlier this week from Healthcare IT News, Technology Evangelist Nathan Wenzler shares some of the key takeaways from Ponemon's recently published study of Privacy & Data Security in Healthcare.  The bottom line: Healthcare organizations must do more to protect sensitive data from breach threats.  With 91% of respondents falling victim to at least one data breach in the past 2 years, healthcare IT teams must take action.

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In a May 8, article on the iHealthBeat.org website, they indicate that, “Cyberattacks are the leading cause of health care data breaches, according to the Ponemon Institute's fifth annual privacy and security report, Healthcare IT News reports (McCann, Healthcare IT News, 5/7).” According to the Ponemon report, which “surveyed 90 health care organizations and 88 business associates to gauge privacy and security trends,” initially, the following:

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