Mar 25th, 2015
Those who work in the healthcare industry know all too well how important it is to protect the health information entrusted to them. That doesn’t make the task any easier. Even large health insurance companies with megabucks to spend on securing their clients’  health information are vulnerable to the attacks of cyber criminals—even Premera Blue Cross. ...
In Audit
Jun 29th, 2012
Alaska’s Department of Health & Human Services (DHSS), the state’s Medicaid agency, will pay $1.7 million to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) after reporting a USB hard drive containing personal health information (PHI) was stolen from a state employee’s car. This is the first fine levied by the Office of Civil Rights ...
Apr 12th, 2012
An improperly secured server maintained by the Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) was hacked into on March 30, compromising personal health information (PHI) of thousands of people. The victims are likely to be Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) recipients who have visited a health care provider in the past four months, and ...
Mar 29th, 2012
Greater numbers of health care providers adopting smartphones and tablets (such as the iPad) means greater concerns about the security of patient health information stored on such devices. And, as reported by Pamela Lewis Dolan of amednews, if a portable device gets lost (or worse, stolen), you can be fairly certain that whoever finds it ...
In today’s technological environment protecting patient’s data and information is vital for physicians. Recently, some 16,000 UCLA health patients had their data breached. AAPC Physician Services regional director Charla Prillaman, CPCO, CPC, CPC-I, CCC, CEMC, CPMA, CHCO spoke about this problem with the National Notary Association. “Any data on a thumb drive or mobile device ...