Rutland Regional Medical Center Emails Accounts Accessed by Hackers
Mar04

Rutland Regional Medical Center Emails Accounts Accessed by Hackers

Rutland City -based Rutland Regional Medical, the biggest community hospital in Vermont, has uncovered a hack of its IT systems where cybercriminals obtained access to the email accounts of nine employees and potentially viewed/obtained patients’ protected health information. The hack was discovered on December 21, 2018 when a staff member of the medical center saw that their email account had been used to transmit large quantities of...

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Is it HIPAA Compliant to Use Marketo?
Mar02

Is it HIPAA Compliant to Use Marketo?

Marketo is an automated software solution for managing lead management and email marketing that was recently purchased by Adobe. Healthcare groups seeking a marketing automation platform need to be certain that the platform provider adheres with HIPAA regulations if the platform is to be used in connection with electronic protected health data. Healthcare groups can use marketing automation platforms for a variety of purposes without...

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Pawnee County Memorial Hospital Malware Attack Impacts 7,000 Patients
Feb14

Pawnee County Memorial Hospital Malware Attack Impacts 7,000 Patients

Pawnee County Memorial Hospital in Pawnee City, Nebraska, is contacting 7,038 clients that some of their protected health information has possibly been accessed by a cyber criminal. On November 29, 2018, the hospital were advised that malware had been downloaded which allowed an unauthorized person to obtain access to its email system. Malware was placed into the hospital’s email system when a staff member opened a malicious email...

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Georgia Eye Associates Email Breach Impacts 24,000 Patients
Feb14

Georgia Eye Associates Email Breach Impacts 24,000 Patients

EyeSouth Partners has revealed that a cyber criminal has obtained access to a staff member’s email account and may have viewed/obtained the electronic protected health information (ePHI) of up to 24,000 clients. EyeSouth Partners is a registered business associate of Georgia Eye Associates, South Georgia Eye Partners, Cobb Eye Center, and Georgia Ophthalmology Associates. EyeSouth Partners became aware, on October 25 last year,...

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Proposal to Pay Patients to Share Their Healthcare Data Included in Oregon Health Information Property Act
Feb13

Proposal to Pay Patients to Share Their Healthcare Data Included in Oregon Health Information Property Act

The Oregon Health Information Property Act proposes that healthcare patients should be permitted to legally authorize their healthcare suppliers to sell their health data and for them to paid if their health information is sold to a third party. At present, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule restricts the allowable uses and disclosures of ‘Protected Health Information.’ HIPAA-covered bodies...

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