Posts Tagged ‘Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’

Healthcare HIPAA Identity Theft

Social media sites have gained popularity in the past ten years as a medium to keep in contact with loved ones, business associates and friends. However, there can be drawbacks to the usage of said media when one is employed in certain career fields, such as the healthcare industry. Utilizing social media networks can inadvertently [...]

Image via Wikipedia There is a lot of focus on network security and application security today. Years ago it was operating system security that was all the rage. But with the advent of the strict requirements of some of the regulations such as HIPAA, PCI, SOX, and FISMA, more attention needs to be paid to [...]

Image by Getty Images via Daylife SC magazine just reported that the Ponemon Institute has determined the cost of a data breach is $204 per record. “Data breaches last year cost organizations $204 per exposed record on average, which represents an almost two percent increase over 2008, according to the fifth annual “Cost of  Data [...]

This is story that is several months old, but as I came across it, i thought it would make a good point. A vendor handling healthcare records has lost social security numbers of people in March of 2009. In this case, Health insurer Aetna, Inc., is reportedly providing 65,000 individuals with free credit monitoring for [...]

FTC’s Additonal Rules for HIPAA Security The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a rule which gives more scope to the data breach notification rules as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The addition targets companies that provide health info in an online storage facitlity. Things like Google Health or Healthvault [...]