Breaches at Clearway Pain Solutions Institute and Questcare Medical Services Affect Patients’ PHI

Gulf Coast Pain Consultants, also known as Clearway Pain Solutions Institute, discovered that an unauthorized person accessed its EMR system. An investigation of the breach began on February 20, 2019. It revealed that the unauthorized person accessed a variety of patient data, which included names, phone numbers, home addresses, email addresses, birth dates, Social Security … Read more

Second Phishing Attack on Metrocare Services Happened After Two Months

A phishing attack on Metrocare Services in North Texas, a mental health service provider, resulted to the access of several employees’ email accounts by an unauthorized person. Metrocare Services detected the breach on February 6, 2019 and immediately blocked access to the affected email accounts. But the investigators stated that the hackers first accessed the … Read more

20,485 Patients Impacted by Health Recovery Services Potential PHI Breach

Health Recovery Services in Athens, OH, which provides alcohol and drug addiction services, notified 20,485 patients about the potential access of an unauthorized person to some of their protected health information (PHI). An unauthorized IP address that got remote access to Health Recovery Services’ computer network was discovered on February 5, 2019. To stop further … Read more

Healthcare Data Breach Report for March 2019

March 2019 had a rate of about one reported healthcare data breach per day. The HHS’ Office for Civil Rights received 30 healthcare data breach reports from HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates. The total of healthcare data breaches is 11% higher in March than the average over the last 60 months. Month over month, … Read more

BakerHostetler’s Data Security Incident Response Analysis for 2018

BakerHostetler has published its 5th yearly Data Security Incident Response Report, which features an evaluation of the 750+ data breaches that it helped handle in 2018. BakerHostetler shows there happens to be a collision of data security, privacy, and compliance. Companies were compelled to adjust the way they take action in cases of security breaches. … Read more

How Do Consumers Feel About Health Data Protection?

Cybersecurity company Morphisec recnetly published the results of a survey on healthcare cybersecurity from the viewpoint of over 1,000 consumers. Questions were asked about the healthcare threat landscape, the way personal health data is being targeted, and how they feel about the protection of their health data. The change from paper to electronic health records … Read more

FDA’s Review Framework for Medical Devices Using Artificial Intelligence

Medical devices using artificial intelligence (AI) may be employed to identify illnesses and persons at risk of developing medical conditions. They can do many time-consuming tasks on behalf of physicians and radiologists in order to quicken the diagnosis of conditions. Quicker diagnoses allows patients to get treatment quickly while it is most effective. They could … Read more

Phishing Attack on a Business Associate Potentially Exposed 17,531 Patients’ PHI

A phishing attack on Women’s Health USA Inc. resulted to the compromise of patients’ protected health information (PHI). Women’s Health USA Inc. is a business associate based in Avon, CT that offers healthcare organizations a selection of practice management services. An investigation was started right after Women’s Health USA discovered suspicious activity in some email … Read more