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Category Archive: HIPAA

Jan 14 2019

Opioid Addicts Civil Rights

Julia Vann
In October of last year, the Trump administration declared the opioid epidemic a national crisis. Just a few days ago, Trump added his signature to an executive order promising to crack down on the drug’s overuse …

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Dec 10 2018

The Importance of Cybersecurity

By Julia Vann
Ransomware attacks healthcare more than any other industry. According to HIPAA Journal, the healthcare industry faces 37% of all ransomware attacks. The second most targeted industry doesn’t even triple that with a whopping 11%.
While overall …

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Dec 04 2018

Healthcare Industries Cybersecurity

By Julia Vann
In spite of the fact healthcare industries are the most targeted by cyberattacks, fewer than a third of them have extensive cybersecurity.
According to HIPAA Journal, the vast majority of healthcare industries have invested in new …

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Nov 27 2018

Medical Record Request Issues

By Julia Vann
Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, medical records can be requested from their doctors by patients. They should receive it within 30 days of request, and for no more expensive than $6.50. They should be able to …

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Nov 21 2018

UMass Data Breach

By Julia Vann
When you go to the hospital, it’s because you want to be taken care of and safe. While that does mean taking good care of your health, it also means protecting your privacy and credit as …

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Nov 06 2018

Patient Data Breaches Increase

By Julia Vann
Between 2010 and 2017, there has been a 70% increase in healthcare data breaches according to HIPAA Journal. Every year since 2010, there has been a gradual increase in healthcare data breaches, except for the year …

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Sep 21 2018

Social Media Abuse

by Julia Vann
Imagine something really funny, or interesting, or incredible happening at work one day. Right off the bat, you just want to tell everyone you know about it. It’s such a good story, and you know your …

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Sep 14 2018

Premera Blue Cross Destroying Evidence

By Julia Vann
Premera Blue Cross faces an accusation of destroying evidence for a class action lawsuit. The initial breach happened back in 2015 when a cyberattack allegedly compromised 35 computers. Up to 11 million patient records may have …

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Sep 07 2018

Veterans Affairs Department Violation

by Julia Vann
What Happened?
Three Democratic Lawmakers in Oklahoma have accused The Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs of violating HIPAA. They have even demanded the top two Oklahoma Veterans Affairs officials be fired over the incident.
What kind …

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Sep 06 2018

Settlement Reached with Anthem Hacking

Written By David Johnson
After a period of back and forth disputes, the US District Court of Northern California ruled in favor of around 19 million patients with medical records exposed by a hack in 2015. Anthem inc. will offer …

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