Timely Reporting of Health Data Breaches
Healthcare organisations in the U.S. are responding to federal enforcement by reporting data breaches within 60 days of discovery, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer report. In April, it took organisations an average of 51 days to discover a breach occurred and 59 days to report it to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Nearly two-thirds of organisations reported the breach within the 60-day time frame.
It will be recalled that in March HHS stepped up their enforcement by beginning to fine healthcare organisations not reporting health data breaches within the required 60-day window. “It begs one to ask if healthcare organisations are becoming more diligent in responding and reporting breaches to patient data as a result of this regulatory scrutiny,” the report stated.
A total of 34 data breaches were recorded in April, slightly lower than the previous month's tally of 39 attacks. Approximately half were a result of hacking and most of the attacks were against healthcare providers.
The report comes a week after the healthcare industry faced down a global ransomware attack that shut down parts of the National Health Service in the UK and left experts concerned that the next attack could have even more implications for patient care.
According to healthcare security experts, data breaches are “significantly underreported” even though cybersecurity has emerged as a top concern for hospital and health plan executives.
Source: Fierce Healthcare
Image Credit: Pixabay
Published on : Tue, 30 May 2017
Print as PDF
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET3D Advanced Visualization is at the core of TeraRecon DNA. We are extending our capability to the 3D printing world with a dedicated image processing workflow to enhance 3D printing outcomes. Printing your model is easier...
We can work across many PACS systems. No matter the size of your organization, iNtuition iReview can help you look across your imaging archives and create a unified interpretation view that’s made just for you. The configurable display protocols and user...
Our iNtuition iEMV viewer can display many types of images. It can even do some pretty amazingly advanced things. As a leader in advanced visualization, you can trust that TeraRecon can deliver impressive capabilities, but we strive to make it simple,...
Key FeaturesWe can provide an impressive range of clinical tools and deliver a remarkable clinical experience. On your PACS, off your PACS, within the surgical suite and beyond, iNtuition ensures your workflow is seamless and your imaging costs are minimized....