Federal authorities are ramping up efforts to crack down on healthcare fraud, announcing plans apparently aimed at prosecuting top executives at hospitals and other organizations involved with fraud - and targeting other fraudsters as well.
Some privacy experts are expressing concern about a report that social media giant Facebook is planning to enter the healthcare market with health apps and patient support communities. Find out the nature of their worries.
Yahoo confirms Shellshock-targeting attackers hacked into three of its servers, but claims they didn't exploit Bash flaws. Meanwhile, Lycos denies it's been breached and WinZip isn't responding directly to a report that it was hacked.
The hackers who breached JPMorgan Chase also infiltrated about nine other financial institutions, and may be operating from Russia, according to one news report. But security experts caution against jumping to conclusions over attackers' identities or motives.
Preventing patient record "snooping" is an ongoing challenge for hospitals in their HIPAA compliance efforts. But with the intensifying attention on Ebola cases, hospitals need to up their game in protecting patient privacy.
The American Health Information Management Association has released a framework of eight key principles to help guide healthcare organizations in their information governance. Important elements of data privacy and security are woven throughout.
JPMorgan Chase has confirmed that 76 million households and 7 million small businesses were impacted by a breach that reportedly began in June and was not detected until late July. One fraud expert calls the breach "a national crisis."
The Food and Drug Administration has issued final guidance calling for manufacturers to consider cybersecurity risks as part of the design and development of medical devices. Find out what the agency recommends.