HHS Opens Cybersecurity and Communications Office

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is under the gun to protect itself from cybersecurity threats, which have threatened the healthcare records of millions of people in the last several years. In response to this ongoing problem, HHS is opening the Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.

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Psychologist Allegedly Disclosed Patients’ Mental Health PHI in Lawsuit Filings

A New Jersey clinical psychologist could lose his professional license due to multiple lawsuits and accusations that his practice inappropriately revealed patients’ mental health diagnoses in legal proceedings.

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Industry Keeping a Weather Eye for Medical Device, Ransomware Hacks
Apr20

Industry Keeping a Weather Eye for Medical Device, Ransomware Hacks

As the healthcare industry faces an ever-increasing swell tide of cybersecurity threats, from device hacking to the proliferation of ransomware attacks, regulators and organizations move to stem the tide.

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New Legislation Threatens Employees’ Genetic Testing Privacy
Mar15

New Legislation Threatens Employees’ Genetic Testing Privacy

Employees’ previously protected genetic testing information might soon be up for grabs by their employers under a new bill recently approved by a US House of Representatives committee, according to the bill’s detractors.

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Government Offers Healthcare Federal Resources to Fight, Monitor Cyber Crime

the federal government is reaching out to HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates to offer federal resources to combat and prevent attacks.

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OCR to Issue Draft Rule on Monetary Compensation to Breach Victims; Guidance on Texting and Social Media

Federal health privacy officials say that a draft law on financial compensation for individuals whose privacy has been breached will be coming down the pike by the end of the year.

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