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How to improve defenses against health data security threats

Healthcare institutions are trusted with our most valuable information. Within their networks they store highly sensitive data such as medical records, treatment plans, financial records, contact information and more. This data is essential for healthcare providers to effectively communicate with patients and provide the best care possible. However, having this information is also what makes… Read More »

Data breach at physician staffing firm EmCare hits 31K patients

Dive Brief: Physician staffing company EmCare has acknowledged that hackers gained access to data on about 31,000 patients, as well as about 30,000 of its employees and contractors. The company began sending notifications to those affected on Friday. Plantation, Florida-based EmCare found out about the issue after discovering that an “unauthorized third party obtained access” to… Read More »

Hacker seeking Palmetto Health payroll info puts patient data at risk

An email phishing incident at Palmetto Health resulted in unauthorized access to certain employee email accounts, potentially affecting protected health information. The Columbia, SC -based organization is notifying 23,811 patients that an apparent attempt by a hacker to gain access to payroll information may have also impacted their health information. Patients of Palmetto Health, which… Read More »