A Boston physician had his unencrypted laptop stolen while he was visiting South Korea for a lecture. But the computer contained a tracking device that later was used to disable the hard drive, rendering information permanently unreadable.
Just when you think you've heard about all the potential ways healthcare information can be breached comes word of an insurance company that forgot to empty a filing cabinet it donated along with other surplus office furniture.
Healthcare organizations must revamp their business associate contracts to help ensure compliance with the HITECH Act's breach notification rule, says security expert Tom Walsh.
In an interview, Walsh points out that under the rule, business associates, such as banks, billing firms and software companies, that have...
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has launched an investigation into an apparent breach by a radiologist who was taking information from one hospital where he formerly worked and using it to drum up business at another hospital.
An identity theft ring relied on a janitor to steal personal information from patient files at a Chicago hospital, authorities say.
As many as 250 patients were possible victims of identity theft at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the year-long identity scam.
Using the stolen credit card and other...