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Substantial HIPAA Data Breaches: Only a Matter of Time

by Bevon Findley (SU)
With all the news about data breaches and the potential for personally identifiable information (PII) to make its way into the wrong hands of criminals or hackers, is it only a matter of time before there is a substantial breach of patient records?

1.3 Million People Affected by Health Data Breach

by Bevon Findley (SU)
In what appears to be one of the largest health records data breaches reported so far this year, the state of Montana will be notifying 1.3 million people of this recent incident. According to the press release issued by the state, hackers apparently gained access to a Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) computer server that maintained health records along with information regarding services their clients may have applied for.

HHS Announces $800,000 HIPAA Privacy Rule Settlement

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Parkview Health System, Inc. has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR).