Medical economics

Healthcare providers—not hackers—leak more of your data

Your personal identity may fall at the mercy of sophisticated hackers on many websites, but when it comes to health data breaches, hospitals, doctors offices and even insurance companies are oftentimes the culprits.

Medical economics

Small practices also at risk for data breaches

(HealthDay)—Data breaches can happen to small medical practices, but staff can take steps to prevent them, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

Health

Increase seen in data breaches of health information

Between 2010 and 2013, data breaches of protected health information reported by HIPAA-covered entities increased and involved approximately 29 million records, with most data breaches resulting from overt criminal activity, ...

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Repeat data breaches among health care orgs down

(HealthDay)—Most health care organizations report having at least one recent data breach, but the number of organizations with more than five breaches has decreased, according to an article published April 8 in Medical ...