Hackers claim they can breach a healthcare organization in less than five hours, according to the 2018 Black Report survey from software company Nuix.
Facebook recently hit the pause button on a secret data-sharing plan with top hospitals in light of reports that 87 million Facebook users’ data was compromised by political research firm Cambridge Analytica.
“Contingency plans are critical to protecting the availability, integrity, and security of data during unexpected adverse events,” OCR states in their March 2018 newsletter.
The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a potentially precedent-setting case concerning a privacy breach that exposed the information of 1.1 million CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield subscribers in 2014.
Timothy Noonan replaces Iliana Peters as the acting deputy director for health information privacy for the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil rights on January 29.
Incidents of cybercrime, like cyber extortion, are rising in the healthcare industry and will continue to be a major source of disruption for providers in the coming years.