Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has issued a six-volume investigative report on Accretive Health Inc., a medical debt collection company that her office sued in January in connection with a data breach incident and other business practices.
The Health Information Trust Alliance is spearheading an effort to create a clearinghouse of information about hacker attacks against healthcare organizations as well as best practices for addressing these threats.
What do the proposed Stage 2 rules for the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program have to say about encryption and other security measures? Consumer advocate Deven McGraw provides an analysis.
Weeks, months or even years often go by before organizations discover they've been hacked, not learning of the attack until law-enforcement authorities inform them, says recently retired FBI Executive Assistant Director Shawn Henry.
After a quiet start to the year, the federal tally of individuals affected by major healthcare information breaches could soon exceed 20 million once three recent incidents are added. One of those incidents draws attention to the need for anti-hacking initiatives.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest breaches, including a hacking incident in Iran affecting 3 million and an incident at Emory Healthcare involving 10 missing backup disks with information on 350,000.