Tag: Electronic Health Records

HIPAA Hits Hard, Health Company Receives 2 Million Dollar Fine

holstonit | November 4, 2016

Yet more evidence that the federal government’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is cracking down on HIPPA violations, the agency recently levied a hefty $2.14 million dollar fine against St. Joseph Health System for what it describes as…


Ransomware Heavily Targeting Health Care Companies

holstonit | September 2, 2016

You’ve probably seen the headlines. This year, hardly a week goes by that there isn’t a report of a company in some way connected to the health care industry falling victim to ransomware. If you think it feels like they’re…


Millions Of Banner Health Members Affected By Latest Security Breach

holstonit | August 12, 2016

Banner Health, based in Phoenix, AZ, has the dubious honor as having been the recipient of the largest healthcare related data breach so far in 2016. The cyberattack was launched on June 17, and potentially impacts 3.7 million Banner Health…


Fines For HIPAA On The Rise For Even Minor Data Breaches

holstonit | July 30, 2016

If your company deals with protected health information, then you know what a maze of regulation HIPAA rules can be. The Federal government has recently signaled just how seriously they take data breaches, by fining Oregon Health & Science University…


HIPAA Fines Are Real, Laptop Theft Costs Company $3.9 Million

holstonit | May 10, 2016

Does your company work with health information in any capacity? If it does, be advised, HIPAA violations are real, and can cost you and your business big money. The most recent company to find itself in the crosshairs of the…