Healthcare Providers Increasingly Considering Cyber Insurance

In the healthcare industry, breach is the new black. The healthcare industry has become a favorite cyberattack target among hackers—and the tide shows no signs of slowing any time soon.

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NIST Releases Detailed Guidance to Protect EHRs and Mobile Devices

American cybersecurity experts have released a newly recommended set of guidelines to help healthcare providers, mobile health developers, and health IT vendors better store and protect EHRs and mobile devices.

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Data Brokers and Health Insurer Partnerships Could Result in Insurance Discrimination
Jul24

Data Brokers and Health Insurer Partnerships Could Result in Insurance Discrimination

Health privacy experts are concerned that insurance companies will raise rates or deny patients coverage based on risk factors identified when insurers mine claims data with consumer data provided by commercial data brokers.

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PHI of Thousands of Mobile Health App Users at Risk in Mobile App Security Breach

A security vulnerability in the back-end server for thousands of mobile apps exposes more than four million protected health records, including prescription details and sensitive chat messages, a new report reveals.

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Psychologist’s License Suspended for Failure to Protect Patients’ Mental Health Information

A New Jersey clinical psychologist has been ordered to pay fines, a portion of investigative costs, and have his license temporarily suspended for failure to protect his patients’ diagnosis and treatment details in legal filings.

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House of Representatives Passes Privacy Law Updates Governing Opioid Abuse Treatment
Jun20

House of Representatives Passes Privacy Law Updates Governing Opioid Abuse Treatment

The House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that would enable the appropriate sharing of substance use disorder records by aligning 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA for purposes of treatment, payment, and operations.

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