Cloud Tool Reduces AWS Costs by 60%
May10

Cloud Tool Reduces AWS Costs by 60%

Healthcare groups are, increasingly, implementing cloud-based systems to meet their IT requirements, but while there are multiple reasons for moving applications, infrastructure and data center operations to the cloud, the high cloud costs make it an unattractive possibility. Many healthcare groups purchase AWS EC2 instances for to implement this on their servers. While this particular platform meets their requirements, the...

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582,000 Patients Warned of Potential PHI Compromise by California Dept. of Developmental Services
Apr27

582,000 Patients Warned of Potential PHI Compromise by California Dept. of Developmental Services

A recent survey carried out with hackers, incident responders, and penetration testers has showed that most can gain access to a targeted system in around 15 hours, but 54% of hackers take under five hours to gain access to a system, and identify and obtain sensitive data. The data comes from the second yearly Nuix Black Report and its survey of 112 hackers and penetration testers, 79% of which were located in the United States. Those...

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Manufacturer of Oxygen Equipment Reports Data Theft Incident Possibly Impacted 30,000
Apr26

Manufacturer of Oxygen Equipment Reports Data Theft Incident Possibly Impacted 30,000

Inogen, a manufacturer of portable oxygen concentrators, has found that an unauthorized individual has obtained the credentials of a employees and has used them to access to the staff member’s email account. Phishing and other credentials theft incidents are commonplace in the healthcare industry, although what makes this incident unusual is the number of people affected by the attack. The compromised email account includeed the...

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Integrated Rehab Consultants Takes 16 Months to Notify Patients of PHI Breach
Apr24

Integrated Rehab Consultants Takes 16 Months to Notify Patients of PHI Breach

Illinoie-based physiatry organization Integrated Rehab Consultants is broadcasting notification correspondence to some patients alerting them to the exposure of some of their protected health information, in line with HIPAA regulations. However, the breach was not discovered within the past 60 days. Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) initially became aware of the exposure of PHI on December 2, 2016 – 16 months previously. The...

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Des Moines Crisis Observation Center Suppers HIPAA Due to Inappropriate Dissemination of Data
Apr23

Des Moines Crisis Observation Center Suppers HIPAA Due to Inappropriate Dissemination of Data

1,071 patients who were treated at the Des Moines Crisis Observation Center managed by Polk County Health Services Inc., have been contacted to advise them  that some of their protected health information has been “accidentally and unknowingly disseminated” at some point in the last 3.5 years. The breach was first identified on February 14, 2018, although the inquiry revealed that information was first disclosed on June 1, 2014 and...

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