14,591 DHS Patients have PHI Compromised in Phishing Attack on California Business Associate
Jul16

14,591 DHS Patients have PHI Compromised in Phishing Attack on California Business Associate

Nemadji Research Corporation, an outfit working with California Reimbursement Enterprises, has revealed that an unauthorized person obtained access to the email account of a staff emmber and may have viewed or copied the protected health information (PHI). California Reimbursement Enterprises is a business associate of several healthcare centers and hospitals in California and operates to provide a patient eligibility and billing...

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Amazon CloudFront & HIPAA Compliance
Jul16

Amazon CloudFront & HIPAA Compliance

Amazon CloudFront is a web service that enables users to optimize the speed of their web content delivery via the Internet and for website hosting. Normally, when a website is viewed, the visitor experiences some latency loading static and dynamic content. The reason for this is viewers will not make a direct connection to the content, instead they will be directed through a path to reach the server where the content can be seen. The...

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Tennessee Hospice Phishing Attack may have impacted Sensitive Data
Jul12

Tennessee Hospice Phishing Attack may have impacted Sensitive Data

A provider of end-of-life care, palliative care, bereavement support and community education based in Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee has revealedĀ  that the email account of a staff member was infiltrated during May 2019. On May 6, 2019, suspicious activity was noticedĀ  in a staff member’s account. The password for the account was quickly amended and an investigation was launched into the cause of the violation. The...

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One-Year Prison Sentence for TermPatient Care Coordinator following HIPAA Violation

A former patient care coordinator based at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has been given a one-year prisons sentence for accessing the medical records of patients and using that information to cause malicious damage. Sue Kalina, 62, of Butler, PA, had previously been employed at UPMC Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal and Allegheny Health Network as a patient care coordinator. On March 30, 2016, while a staff member with UPMC,...

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HIPAA Compliant & IBM Cloud

IBM provides a cloud platform to help groups create their mobile and web services, build native cloud apps, and host their infrastructure along with a wide variety of cloud-based services for the capture, analysis, and processing of data. The platform has already been configured by many healthcare suppliers, payers, and health plans, and applications and portals have been developed to provide patients with better access to their...

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