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Legacy systems, employee error leave hospitals, devices vulnerable to cyberattacks

Dive Brief: Another report points to insider error and misuse as major threats to data security in the healthcare sector. Errors such as improper handling and storage of patient files, often due to poor organizational policies and procedures, leave IT systems and connected medical devices vulnerable to outside attack and manipulation, new research from Vectra… Read More »

Feds fine hospital that didn’t cut data access to former employee

Pagosa Springs Medical Center in Colorado, a critical access hospital, will pay $ 111,400 to the HHS Office for Civil Rights. The small provider is being hit after neglecting to terminate access to protected heath information after an employee left the practice. A complaint sent to OCR alleged the former employee continued to have access… Read More »