Posts Tagged ‘healthcare data breaches’

Infographic: HIPAA Healthcare Data Breaches in 2017

March 9th, 2018 by Melanie Matthews

The severity of HIPAA data breaches in 2017 might have decreased but not the number of breaches, according to a Kays Harbor Technologies analysis.

A new infographic by Kays Harbor Technologies looks at the number of reported HIPAA data breaches to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights, the number of individuals impacted by these breaches, the top breaches and predictions on the 2018 breach landscape.

2018 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Remote Patient MonitoringArtificial intelligence. Automation. Blockchain. Robotics. Once the domain of science fiction, these telehealth technologies have begun to transform the fabric of healthcare delivery systems.
As further proof of telehealth’s explosive growth, the use of wearable health-tracking devices and remote patient monitoring has proliferated, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added several new provider telehealth billing codes for calendar year 2018.

2018 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring delivers the latest actionable telehealth and remote patient monitoring metrics on tools, applications, challenges, successes and ROI from healthcare organizations across the care spectrum. This 60-page report, now in its fifth edition, documents benchmarks on current and planned telehealth and remote patient monitoring initiatives as well as the use of emerging technologies in the healthcare space.

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Infographic: Hospital Holes for Hackers

June 16th, 2017 by Melanie Matthews

Nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations had a data breach in the past two years, and nearly half, or 45 percent had more than five data breaches in the same time period, according to statistics cited in a new infographic by SecureWorks.

The infographic examines the impact of data breaches and where hospital security holes can be found and what organizations should do to address these potential risks.

Covered Entity Manual Covered Entity Manual is a template-style download manual that can be easily adapted to align with your compliance needs as a covered entity. All content complies with the Omnibus Rule.

Covered Entity-Specific Manual provides you with a generic, comprehensive set of policies and procedures: 33 privacy policies; 30 security policies; 6 policies that address common requirements of both the privacy and security rules; 1 breach notification policy; and 12 forms and templates, including a notice of privacy practices.

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Infographic: Healthcare Data Breaches in 2016

February 20th, 2017 by Melanie Matthews

Data breaches in the healthcare industry are increasing every year at an alarming rate, according to a new infographic by Kays Harbor.

In 2016, there were a total of 326 breach incidents, according to the United States Office of Civil Rights. The number of breach incidents is increasing despite awareness, HIPAA regulations, guidelines and strict measures to protect patient privacy.

The infographic drills down on the breaches that occurred in 2016 and how to minimize the risk of a breach this year.

Healthcare Data Breaches in 2016

HIPAA Training for Employees DVD
HIPAA Training for Employees DVD provides training on the following: privacy rule basics; use and disclosures; patient rights; employee behaviors to safeguard patient information; security rules; safeguards to protect patient information electronically; HITECH; breach identification and notification; enforcement; and level of fines.

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Infographic: The Year of the Healthcare Data Breach

January 1st, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

The healthcare industry has become a high-profile target for cyber criminals. For the first half of 2015, healthcare ranked #1 in terms of notable incidents of records compromised, with nearly 34 percent of all records compromised across all industries, according to a new infographic by IBM.

The infographic looks at the impact of healthcare data breaches and why healthcare data is so valuable.

Business Associate ManualBusiness Associate Manual is a template-style manual that can be easily adapted to align with your compliance needs as a business associate (BA). All content complies with the Omnibus Rule.

Specifically developed to help BAs meet complex privacy & security compliance requirements. The Business Associate Manual includes: 6 privacy policies; 30 security policies; 6 policies that address common requirements of both the privacy and security rules; 1 breach notification policy; and 4 forms and templates.

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Infographic: HIPAA Data Breaches on the Rise

October 2nd, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

HIPAA Data Breaches on the RiseHIPAA data breaches are rising, according to research conducted by Privacy Analytics Inc. for a new infographic, HIPAA Breaches 2009-2015.

Culling data from the Office of Civil Rights, Privacy Analytics found over 1,286 reported incidents affecting 153 million individuals at the time of publication. The largest breach was earlier this year from Anthem Insurance, reporting over 78 million records being breached. According to the Guide to the De-identification of Personal Health Information, the costs incurred for a breach – including notification, legal fines, legal fees, forensics, PR and more – is approximately $208 per person. The average data breach was over 100,000 records and cost $24 million. States with the highest number of individual records breached were Indiana, California and Washington State.

The infographic looks at breaches by type, the need for more HIPAA organizational knowledge and training and new data privacy and security challenges as the use of secondary health data grows.

HIPAA Training for Employees DVD
HIPAA Training for Employees DVD provides training on the following: privacy rule basics; use and disclosures; patient rights; employee behaviors to safeguard patient information; security rules; safeguards to protect patient information electronically; HITECH; breach identification and notification; enforcement; and level of fines.

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Infographic: Healthcare Security Breaches in 2015

September 18th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

In 2015, the healthcare sector has had more security breaches than any other sector but one, according to a new infographic by Netsurion.

The infographic examines security breaches by market sector, along with specific details on healthcare security breaches.

Healthcare Security Breaches in 2015

HIPAA Compliance ManualThe customized HIPAA Compliance Manual contains the policy and procedure documentation required by the HIPAA privacy and security rules and HITECH. Operating forms are included in the manual for ease of customization for your office. The manual also includes state laws and regulations that interface with HIPAA and state identity theft laws.

The HIPAA Compliance Manual also includes as a bonus: The Advisor, a monthly newsletter to help you stay current on new regulations and interpretations throughout the year. You will receive The Advisor each month by email as a part of your manual purchase.

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Infographic: Healthcare Data Breaches

June 10th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

The number of individuals affected by healthcare data breaches continues to rise, especially after recent “mega breaches” such as Anthem and Premara Blue Cross. In addition, hacking and other criminal attacks are being seen more and more within the healthcare industry.

A new infographic by Cynergistek looks at the number of people impacted by healthcare data breaches, the causes of breaches, the location of breached information and more.

HIPAA Training for EmployeesHIPAA Training for Employees DVD provides training on the following: privacy rule basics; use and disclosures; patient rights; employee behaviors to safeguard patient information; security rules; safeguards to protect patient information electronically; HITECH; breach identification and notification; enforcement; and level of fines.

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Infographic: Top 5 Health Data Breaches

September 3rd, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Overall, 17 million people have been affected by the top five healthcare data breaches, according to the Information Security Media Group.

An infographic by the Information Security Media Group looks at each of these breaches…with details on when and how they happened.

Top 5 Health Data Breaches

Business Associate Manual The Business Associate Manual is a template-style manual that can be easily adapted to align with your compliance needs as a business associate (BA). All content complies with the Omnibus Rule.

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Infographic: Medical Data Breaches — A Source of Chronic Pain

June 5th, 2013 by Melanie Matthews

With over 870,000 medical records exposed in data breaches in just the first quarter of 2013, medical data breaches have become a source of chronic pain for healthcare organizations, says Experian, a data protection provider.

Experian’s infographic on healthcare data breaches illustrates the number of data breaches so far this year, the impact of data breaches and how they’re likely to occur.

Medical Data Breaches --- A Source of Chronic Pain

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Infographic: Healthcare Data Breaches

October 22nd, 2012 by Melanie Matthews

In excess of 20 million patient records have been stolen, hacked, lost, improperly disposed of and/or subjected to unauthorized access since the August 2009 Breach Notification Rule requiring HIPAA-covered entities to provide notification after a data breach involving 500 or more individuals.

Just about half (50.1 percent) of the breaches were due to theft, followed by unauthorized access/disclosure (18 percent).

Here’s the breakdown of these healthcare data breaches by state.

Healthcare Data Breaches By State

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