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More than half of health data breaches triggered internally, study finds

Dive Brief: Breaches of protected health information can seriously harm an organization’s brand and finances, but little is known about how breaches occur and the steps organizations take to prevent a recurrence, according to a research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers analyzed 1,138 breach cases that occurred between Oct. 21, 2009, and Dec. 31,… Read More »

Why employees’ lapses in protecting data can sting organizations

Healthcare organizations are learning difficult lessons about the fact that the actions of employees can come back with serious consequences to the organization. When it comes to maintaining the privacy and security of patient data, no action comes without a consequence. While some actions are completely uncontrollable, that does not necessarily mean that liability cannot… Read More »