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 •  April 18

A sharp spike in the number of health care data breaches was recorded in March with 39 incidents taking place compromising more than 1.5 million patient record.Protenus' monthly Breach Barometer noted that this was more than 2.5 times the number that had taken place so far in 2017 with almost half of last month's total coming from a single incident...

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 •  November 16, 2015

524 What type of personal information? County Patient first and last names, addresses, Medicaid recipient ID numbers, genders, ethnicity, race, insurance information, provider names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth. What happened? On Sept.

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 •  November 4, 2015

Frank Baitman, chief information officer of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS ... Baitman led initiatives to improve IT operations such as moving email services to the cloud, launching a virtual desktop pilot, and consolidating systems ...

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 •  October 16, 2015

What was the response? Steps are being taken to prevent similar incidents from occurring, and employees are being given additional training on the importance of securing patient information. All affected individuals are being notified, and offered a free ...

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 •  October 9, 2015

Credit card numbers and other bank card data has its own set of compliance requirements. Protected health information (PHI) that falls under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) also has its own set of rules about how data is ...