Health care organizations need to proactively protect themselves and their employees because if there is a breach, their employees and patients could both be victims. Medical identity theft is on the rise and hackers are being more creative about obtaining […]

Medical records are valued at 20 to 50 times more than financial identities on the black market. Medical identity theft is on the rise. Medical records are a hot target for hackers because, according to the FBI, medical identities are […]

Health care organizations have increasingly become the target of hackers. The data breach of Anthem, the second-largest U.S. health insurer, was among the major headlines of 2015. The breach, which exposed private data of as many as 78.8 million customers, […]

By hacking an insurance company or hospital, criminals can access all of your sensitive information in one fell swoop. This year is already on track to topple 2016’s record-breaking 1,093 data breaches. In the first six months of 2017, 791 […]

Medical identity theft is on the rise and hackers are being more creative about obtaining personal medical information. In fact, a recent study by researchers at Michigan State University found nearly 1,800 incidences of large data breaches in patient information […]

As medical identity theft continues to rise, so does its impact on the healthcare industry and patients. Prevention is possible with the right health IT solutions. In 2014, nearly 9 million patient health records were breached in 164 reported incidents. […]

Criminals are stealing health records to obtain prescriptions or treatment in victims’ names. WHEN PAULA KOTZEN learned at her doctor’s office that hacker s had at tacked medical records in Marin County, it was like déjà vu. “This would probably […]

Experian Data Breach Resolution releases its fourth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast with five key predictions. COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — While many companies have data breach preparedness on their radar, it takes constant vigilance to stay […]

While the digitization of healthcare records has been well-intentioned, it has also created an unintended consequence: medical identity theft. In 2014, the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance found that incidences of medical identity theft had nearly doubled since a similar study […]

With the first round of HIPPA Audits behind us, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) indicated back in March that it would finally launch the long-awaited round 2 of HIPAA audits in 2016. The Purpose of Audits Audits are done […]