Google has settled a case with 38 states, agreeing to pay a $7 million fine after it collected personal health information during its Street View project. Google also agreed to educate its employees on confidentiality of user data.
A dozen patients are suing North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System for allegedly failing to protect their medical records and notifying them of a theft.
The 2013 Health Information Management and Systems Society conference is still more than a month away, so it's a little early to preview the show. But I've been thinking about what trends and issues are likely to dominate the conversation, nevertheless.
With the rise of electronic health records and social media use, the newly unveiled HIPAA omnibus rule requires a delicate balancing act for hospitals.
People who participate in genomic research need to be better informed that they and their relatives can be identified from supposedly anonymous data, a new study concludes.
The Washington University medical school has sent letters to about 1,100 patients after a surgeon's laptop was stolen from a lecture hall during a conference in Argentina.
The new year brings more security woes to the healthcare industry: A spate of recent data breaches included one that was the result of a telephone scam and another due to a lost laptop.
UPMC and the town of Monroeville, Pa., allegedly breached patient privacy when ambulance dispatches and patient information were sent to a former police chief and a third party, according to a lawsuit, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
The Alaska DHSS reported a possible breach when USB hard drive possibly containing electronic personal health information was stolen from an employee's vehicle.
As the healthcare industry bolsters transitional care to keep patients from returning to the hospital, misunderstandings about that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are preventing smooth transitions from one level of care to another.