Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'data breach'

New York City HHC Reports Data Breach

From the May 22 Becker's Health IT and CIO Review: A former New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. employee improperly accessed and transmitted files containing protected health information, prompting the health system to notify nearly 90,000 patients their data...

Senior Health Partners Notifies 2,700 of Data Breach

From a February 3 article in HealthcareIT News: A New York healthcare provider is notifying its patients that their medical data has been compromised after one of its business associates reported the theft of an employee-owned laptop and unencrypted smartphone....

Anthem Data Breach Hits Closer to Home

Reported Wednesday afternoon and widely covered Thursday, news of Anthem's 80 million member data breach went coast-to-coast. Today's Times Union details some of the potential impact in New York: Tens of thousands of Capital Region residents who have medical coverage...

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Data Breach Compromises 850,000 Physician Files

Reported on Boston.com, a laptop containing unencrypted physician contracting files for every physician contracted with a Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate was stolen from the BCBS employee holding the data. The breach involves "tens of thousands" of physicians nationwide, although...

Hackers Take 8 Million Patient Records, Demand $10 Million Ransom

The Washington Post reports online today on a major heist of electronic medical information that happened last week and has been kept remarkably quiet. Hackers last week broke into a Virginia state Web site used by pharmacists to track prescription...

Another Security Breach, And Some Musings About Authentication (Updated)

Another security breach in the news, the Chicago Tribune says: Medical information such as Social Security numbers, pharmacy records and other personal health data from about 130,000 people covered by health insurance giant Wellpoint Inc. may have been accessed via...

Cal. Expands Data Breach Notification Laws

Here is an interesting bit from the far west in today's San Francisco Chronicle: California residents must now be notified when their electronic medical information or health insurance information has been exposed. AB1298, which took effect Tuesday, expands California's data-breach...

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