Jun 29th, 2012
Alaska’s Department of Health & Human Services (DHSS), the state’s Medicaid agency, will pay $1.7 million to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) after reporting a USB hard drive containing personal health informat...
Apr 12th, 2012
An improperly secured server maintained by the Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) was hacked into on March 30, compromising personal health information (PHI) of thousands of people. The victims are likely to be Medicaid or Children’s ...
Mar 29th, 2012
Greater numbers of health care providers adopting smartphones and tablets (such as the iPad) means greater concerns about the security of patient health information stored on such devices. And, as reported by Pamela Lewis Dolan of amednews, if a porta...
Jan 5th, 2012
In today’s technological environment protecting patient’s data and information is vital for physicians. Recently, some 16,000 UCLA health patients had their data breached. AAPC Physician Services regional director Charla Prillaman, CPCO, ...
Oct 14th, 2011
As a reminder of the perils surrounding protected health information (PHI), Stanford Hospital & Clinics is facing a very expensive lawsuit for a data breach affecting approximately 20,000 patients. A spreadsheet containing the protected informatio...