49% of Americans are concerned about healthcare data security

Almost half of Americans are extremely or very concerned about their healthcare data security, such as diagnoses, health history, and test results, according to a survey of more than 2,000 US adults by The Harris Poll on behalf of healthcare marketing firm Scout. The survey also found that US adults are most concerned about previously diagnosed medical

Lost, unsecured, non-encrypted cell phone costs facility $650k in HIPAA fines

The Catholic Health Care Services (CHCS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization, was forced to pay a $650,000 fine. The action resulted after an employee lost a business cell phone containing sensitive information from the network’s nursing home practices. The data included medical and personal information, including in some instances social security numbers. A