Here's an audio compilation of some of the more interesting news HealthcareInfoSecurity.com reported in October:
- Two affiliated insurance plans serving Medicaid patients in Pennsylvania reported a health information breach stemming from the loss of an unencrypted portable flash drive with information on 280,000 members.
- How should hospital employees who snoop at patient records they're not authorized to view be disciplined? Two recent privacy violation incidents were handled in very different ways.
- Security specialist Mac McMillan says healthcare organizations need to develop a better understanding of how encryption
fits as one of many components in a broad security strategy.