Why We Need to Go Beyond HIPAA

HIPAA – Then & Now The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, has been around since 1996, with the intent to protect patients by properly handling their protected health information (PHI). With good intentions, HIPAA set...

Halfway Health Check

We’re just passed the midway point of the year and if this were our own health report, we’d be failing miserably when it comes to data breach prevention. According to a recent report from Protenus and Databreaches.net, over 31 million healthcare records were breached...

Scrolling Through the Breaches

Every day in my newsfeed I’m alerted to yet another compromise to patient information.  The headline isn’t always the attention-grabbing ones that we see when major credit companies or big-box retailers are exposed. These are just listed, one after the other,...

Make Time for Cybersecurity

This isn’t something you can pencil in and get to when you have time, cyber maintenance has to be something you commit to. We all have those moments when we realize that we had the best intentions to stick with something, but its priority fell by the wayside. We start...

25,000 Patients’ Data Exposed in Email Hack

Approximately 25,000 patients are being notified by Adirondack Health that their protected health information (PHI) may have been obtained by a hacker. Vermont-based Adirondack Health is part of the Adirondacks Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Adirondacks ACO...