Health Data

Arizona State University accidentally reveals email addresses of 4,000 students in HIPAA breach

3TV reports: Arizona State University has notified 4,000 students that their email addresses “were accidentally revealed” in a large data breach. ASU told the students on Aug. 16 it happened in late July when a university office sent bulk emails about renewing health insurance coverage without masking the identities of the recipients. Read more...

Western Connecticut Health Network notifying patients that their medical records were in a box that broken open during mailing

Rich Kirby reports: Nuvance Health, which operates the Western Connecticut Health Network, is warning patients that some of their medical records may have been compromised. On Monday, Nuvance released a statement that read in part: “On June 21, 2019, WCHN learned that a box containing medical records that it had sent via the United...

New Notification Requirements in New York for Healthcare Providers Facing a Cybersecurity Incident

Frank J. Fanshawe, Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Jason C. Gavejian and Maya Atrakchi of JacksonLewis write: On August 12, Mahesh Nattanmai, New York’s Chief Health Information Officer, issued a notice letter (“the notice”) on behalf of the New York State Department of Health (“Department”) requiring healthcare providers to use a new notification protocol for informing...