April 30, 2013
The Utah Department of Health data breach that occurred in March 2012 and affected nearly 800,000 patients could result in 122,000 cases of fraud, according to a Javelin Strategy & Research blog post.
A survey called "Securing Outsourced Consumer Data" outlines the 10 most common mistakes organizations make when outsourcing data to third-party vendors.
January 17, 2013
In recent years, many hospitals and health systems have been affected by a data breach. According to a study by the Ponemon Institute, 94 percent of organizations surveyed experienced at least one data breach in the previous two years. Forty-five percent of organizations experienced more than five data breaches in the past two years.
October 31, 2012
With Halloween coming up, we at Becker's Hospital Review thought it seemed as good a time as any to recap some of the most frightening and concerning issues in healthcare. Here are six of the scariest issues in healthcare right now. These events and trends have made their fair share of headlines in recent weeks and continue to alarm hospital and health system executives.
Published in Improving Practice Profits
August 23, 2012
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston recently notified patients that a USB thumb drive with patient information was lost by an employee on an MD Anderson employee shuttle bus.
Electronic medical records for patients of Surgeons of Lake County in Libertyville, Ill., were recently held hostage by hackers who attacked the computer network, infiltrated and encrypted the server and sent a ransom note to the physicians demanding payment for access to the records, according to a Bloomberg report.
Stanford (Calif.) Hospital & Clinics and the School of Medicine notified 2,500 patients of a potential data breach following the theft of a password-protected computer.
August 06, 2012
The Palm Beach County (Fla.) Health Department issued a public notice that at least 86 patients of its health centers may have had confidential information in their medical records disclosed to an unauthorized source.
Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has alerted 3,900 patients that some of their personal health information may have been breached after a physician's personal laptop was stolen May 22, according to a Boston Globe report.
University of Texas' MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston has reported a data breach affecting potentially 30,000 of its patients, according to a Houston Chronicle report.