Health Data

No patient information ‘misused’ after Salem Health employee email breach, spokesman says

Jonathan Bach reports: An unauthorized person gained access to employee email accounts at Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics, but a spokesman said Thursday that patient information was not “misused.” The unauthorized access happened in July; hospital officials don’t know if the person viewed any patient information in the email phishing attack. Read more on The Statesman. ...

Undetermined number of patient medical records lost in Bahamas

Every so often, we see an incident that is due to forces of nature or some environmental event. Here’s one from the Great Bahamas: There was a significant number of patient medical records lost at the Rand Memorial Hospital, during the passage of Hurricane Dorian, Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Managing Director Catherine Weech said...

OCR Imposes a $1.6 Million Civil Money Penalty against Texas Health and Human Services Commission for HIPAA Violations

Another settlement announced from HHS tonight. From their press release: The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has imposed a $1,600,000 civil money penalty against the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (TX HHSC), for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of...