Vendor Error Exposes Data of More Than 14,000 Health Plan Participants

Vendor Error Exposes Data of More Than 14,000 Health Plan Participants

Brand New Day, a Medicare-approved health plan, is notifying 14,005 patients of a potential breach of electronic protected health information after an unauthorized access through a third-party vendor system.

On Dec. 28, Brand New Day discovered that an unauthorized user had accessed the ePHI provided to one of its HIPAA business associates on Dec. 22. The access occurred through a vendor system used by a contracted provider, officials said.

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Patient Expectations for Health Data Sharing Exceed Reality, Study Says

Patient Expectations for Health Data Sharing Exceed Reality, Study Says

Patient expectations about the power of digital health records are well ahead of the ability of healthcare providers to keep up, according to a new survey.

The report, by Transcend Insights, Humana’s population health management company, found that a vast majority of patients (97 percent) believe it is important for any health institution, regardless of type or location, to have access to their full medical history in order to deliver high-quality care.

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87 Percent of Health Organizations Plan to Adopt IoT Technology by 2019, Study Shows

87 Percent of Health Organizations Plan to Adopt IoT Technology by 2019, Study Shows

The majority of healthcare organizations will adopt Internet of Things technology by 2019, according to a study from networking provider Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

Currently, 60 percent of healthcare organizations worldwide have introduced IoT into their facilities, which will increase to 87 percent by 2019, the study found. The healthcare industry is the third most advanced in IoT implementation.

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Why is IoT Security So Critical to Healthcare?

Why is IoT Security So Critical to Healthcare?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is composed of countless online connections. And while these connected IoT devices promise so many exciting benefits, the “brave new world” of IoT can also result in new vulnerabilities for cyberattackers to compromise an organization’s infrastructure. And nowhere are these security concerns more critical than in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

At first glance, this might seem like a no-brainer. In today’s day and age, you would think every healthcare organization would have some sort of security infrastructure in place for their IoT solutions. But even though most have strong IT security measures in place when it comes to information systems, traditional cybersecurity doesn’t always “walk the walk” when it comes to the IoT.

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Forrester Predicts Breaches as Big as Anthem Will Become Commonplace in 2017

Forrester Predicts Breaches as Big as Anthem Will Become Commonplace in 2017

Healthcare breaches will become as large and common as retail breaches, and the 2015 breach of Anthem that affected as many as 80 million patients will become commonplace in the future, predicts Forrester Research.

That is one of five predictions in its “Predictions 2017: Cybersecurity Risks Intensify,” which includes warnings about President Trump facing a cyber-crisis, the talent gap in cybersecurity, a Fortune 1000 company failing because of a cyber-breach, and a major Internet of Things devices security crisis.

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