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Data breach costs continue to rise across healthcare industry

The healthcare industry had the highest cost of a data breach for the ninth consecutive year, costing organizations nearly $ 6.5 million on average – more than 60 percent higher than other industries. These were among the findings of the “Cost of a Data Breach Report” from IBM Security and Ponemon Institute, which also revealed… Read More »

CMS continues to investigate information breach of more than 90,000 Healthcare.gov consumers

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services is continuing to work with law enforcement to investigate a breach of Healthcare.gov discovered on October 16 that could have affected 93,689 consumers, an increase from the 75,000 originally estimated, CMS said Tuesday. CMS has notified individuals whose personal information was exposed. THE IMPACT In a November 7… Read More »

New Jersey slams Best Medical Transcription with $200K fine for 2016 breach

Best Medical Transcription settled with the New Jersey Attorney General for $ 200,000 for its role in the breach of 1,654 Virtua Medical Group patients in January 2016. As part of the settlement, the owner of Best Medical Transcription also is barred from ever owning or managing a business within the state again. WHAT HAPPENED… Read More »