Ransomware Hits Arizona Healthcare Provider

The sleepy bedroom community of Queen Creek, Arizona is nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert at the extreme edges of Greater Phoenix. This quiet suburb is set up for families, and offers easy access to other parts of … Continue Reading

Cybercriminals Target Mental Health Data

When patients seek care from a mental or behavioral health provider, they put their utmost trust and confidence in their health professional. Frequently, what a patient reveals in the comfort of a psychiatric care specialist’s office he or she may … Continue Reading

Ransomware Attacks on Health Sector Escalate

Our doctors and nurses stand on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. They risk their own health to keep us well and to contain the spread of a virus we still know so little about. But the information … Continue Reading

Healthcare Systems and Your Patient Data

How Your Digital Patient Information is Shared in Healthcare Systems

In the healthcare world, providing excellent patient care will always be the chief priority along with the oath to ‘do no harm.’ Healthcare organizations throughout the United States abide by this oath, but when it comes to a patient’s protected … Continue Reading

EHR Off-Site Backup

The Need for an Offsite Backup for Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Healthcare organizations are some of the most targeted victims of data breaches and other digital attacks. If all their critical data on employees, business operations, and most importantly, patients, is stored on-site, then one cyber attack puts everything at risk. … Continue Reading

Healthcare Organization Fined Over Medical Records

Medical Organization Fined Over Patient Medical Records

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced it was taking action against Korunda Medical, a pain management provider. HIPAA, the law mandating and enumerating a patient’s right to privacy, was … Continue Reading

HIPAA Violation Cost Encryption

The True Cost of a HIPAA Violation in Healthcare

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was created to ensure healthcare data is safeguarded and patient privacy is protected. Violating this act not only costs the healthcare industry thousands of dollars in violation fees but puts … Continue Reading