UPS loses package storing PHI of 4,500 California lab patients
COVID-19 testing center Exceltox Laboratories shipped the protected health information of 4,571 patients through UPS, but it never reached its final destination, according to a May 7 data breach notification letter.
EHR vendor to settle illegal kickback scheme for nearly $4M
CareCloud, a Miami-based EHR and practice management software provider, has agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to drum up sales of its EHR products, the U.S. Department of Justice said April 30.
7 big ideas in healthcare innovation
From their thoughts on delivering hospital-quality care to patients' homes to tech companies' disruption of healthcare to why tech professionals want to work in healthcare, here are seven key quotes about the role of innovation in healthcar…
The Billionaire Who Controls Your Medical Records
Epic Systems founder Judy Faulkner built an empire pioneering—and later dominating—electronic medical records. For decades, she's kept them walled off from competitors, but now the pandemic is fueling a digital health care race that might f…
Ransomware attacks on US healthcare organizations cost $20.8bn in 2020
In 2020, 92 individual ransomware attacks affected over 600 separate clinics, hospitals, and organizations and more than 18 million patient records. We estimate the cost of these attacks to be almost $21 billion.
Extension of the Public Comment Period for Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule
Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces a 45-day extension of the public comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modify the Health Insurance Portabi…