Malware, Unauthorized Access Lead to Healthcare PHI Breaches

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

New cyber threats are constantly emerging, leaving organizations vulnerable to healthcare protected health information (PHI) breaches, ransomware, and unauthorized access incidents.

Recent data breaches consist of PHI exposure at two fertility clinics, stolen patient records, and unauthorized access to patient files by a terminated executive. In New Jersey, one clinic is facing consequences for allegedly failing to safeguard PHI in the face of a data breach.

The office of Andrew J. Bruck, acting attorney general of New Jersey, along with the Division of Consumer Affairs, announced a $495,000 settlement with Diamond Institute for Infertility and Menopause. The Essex County clinic allegedly failed to...

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