Safe Partner Inc. Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant
May22

Safe Partner Inc. Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

Compliancy Group has revealed that Safe Partner Inc. has been deemed an effective HIPAA compliance program and has successfully finished its proprietary 6-stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process. Safe Partner Inc. is a Belmont, CA-based boutique software development and consulting firm that supplies a full range of software services, from design to development, implementation, and ongoing customer support. The company was...

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Health Ransomware Attack Result is Data Stolen from Magellan Health
May22

Health Ransomware Attack Result is Data Stolen from Magellan Health

Magellan Health, a Fortune 500 company, has revealed that it has suffered a ransomware attack during April that lead to the encryption of files and theft of some employee data. The ransomware attack was first discovered by Magellan Health on April 11, 2020 when files were encrypted on its databases. The investigation into the attack showed the hacker had obtained access to its systems when someone replied to a spear phishing email on...

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Improved Compliance Revealed in Ciitizen HIPAA Right of Access Study Shows
May15

Improved Compliance Revealed in Ciitizen HIPAA Right of Access Study Shows

There has been a major improvement in compliance with the HIPAA Right of Access, according to the most recent Patient Record Scorecard Report from Ciitizen. To formulate the report, Ciitizen conducted a study of 820 healthcare suppliers to assess how well each responded to patient requests for duplicates of their healthcare data. A wide variety of healthcare suppliers were assessed for the study, from single physician practices to...

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Saint Francis Healthcare Partners & Florida Internal Medicine Practice Hit by Ransomware Attacks
May15

Saint Francis Healthcare Partners & Florida Internal Medicine Practice Hit by Ransomware Attacks

Saint Francis Healthcare Partners in Connecticut has begun making contact with 38,529 patients to make them aware that a portion of their protected health information may have been stolen by hackers as a result of a “sophisticated cybersecurity incident” that allowed an unauthorized individual to gain access to its email database. The attack took place on December 30, 2019 but it was not until March 20, 2020 for the forensic...

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HIPAA Violations in Michigan and Illinois Lead to Healthcare Workers Being Fired
May08

HIPAA Violations in Michigan and Illinois Lead to Healthcare Workers Being Fired

A staff member at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has been fired accessing the medical records of patients without the appropriate authorization over a period of 15 months. The privacy violations were discovered when, after reviewing access logs, the hospital found that a staff member had viewed the medical records of 4,824 patients without authorization between November 2018 and February 2020. The range of...

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