There’s been a settlement in a breach-related lawsuit that many of us probably never heard of as the breach was more than 17 years ago. Jim Mustian reports: A hospital chain has agreed to pay up to $32.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed in 1997 after stacks of medical records sat unattended for [...]
One of the recent additions to HHS’s public breach tool was an entry for Graybill Medical Group in California, who reported a breach that affected 1,863 patients. A notice on their web site explains that on October 20, they notified affected patients whose protected health information was accidentally disclosed when x-ray films slated for secure destruction were mistakenly placed in [...]
A decentralized U.S. health system, increasing digitization of records, and demand in the black market are fueling a surge in thefts, Laura Shin reports on Fortune.
Dothan First reports: Just days before he is scheduled to be sentenced on identity theft charges the man arrested for stealing patient’s personal information from Flowers Hospital is seeking to withdraw his guilty plea. Karmarian Millender claims he is not the only one involved in the scheme. He also claims to be a victim of [...]
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Indian Health Service (IHS) has been responding to a breach by a contract physician that affected patients at three IHS facilities. The IHS, an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 2.1 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. On [...]