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Standards Body Releases E-Health Hack Calculator

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

By Aliya Sternstein Faced with the reality that health care data breach legislation is unlikely to emerge, the American National Standards Institute on Monday set forth a financial reason for providers to protect their patients’ online privacy. To view the original article please click here. The cost of patient data losses during the past year ranged between […]


Study Blames Digital Health Data Breaches on Lack of Funding, Support

Posted on at 1:52 pm

By Chris Strohm WASHINGTON — Insufficient funding and lack of executive support are mainly responsible for security breaches involving patients’ electronic health records, a study found. Executives at health-care companies and providers must improve cost assessments to include payments from class-action lawsuits, said the report released Monday by the nonprofit American National Standards Institute. Its members […]


5 Steps To Estimate Potential Costs Of A Data Breach

Posted on at 1:40 pm

By  Kathleen Roney The American National Standards Institute, The Santa Fe Group/Shared Assessments Program Healthcare Working Group and the Internet Security Alliance have announced a collaborative report which provides information for healthcare organizations to better understand and limit data breach risks and liabilities. To view the original article please click here. According to the report, healthcare organizations […]


Report Urges Health Care To Assess Financial Impact Of Data Breaches

Posted on at 1:35 pm

By Brian T. Horowitz As the Obama administration provides incentives for meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), efforts by the health care industry to secure patient data, or protected health information (PHI), have lagged behind, according to a new report by the PHI Project, an initiative of 100 health care leaders, including providers and insurance companies, as well […]


New Alliance Makes Case For Tighter Reins On Health Info

Posted on at 1:20 pm

Bernie Monegain, Editor To view the original article please click here. WASHINGTON – Several healthcare groups have joined together to demand a tightening of security for protected health information. And they’re making a financial case for it. With the release of “The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security,” healthcare organizations […]


Health Organization Lagging In Ensuring Data Privacy, Security

Posted on at 1:17 pm

To view the original article please click here. Many health care organizations lack sufficient resources to adopt strong privacy and security protections for patient data, according to a report by a coalition of health care and data security groups, Modern Healthcare reports (Conn, Modern Healthcare, 3/5).About the ReportThe coalition includes the: American National Standards Institute; Internet Security Alliance; and Santa Fe […]


Formula Helps Health-Care Industry Estimate Cost Of A Data Breach

Posted on at 1:12 pm

Puget Sound Business Journal by Emily Parkhurst , Staff Writer In an effort to encourage executives of health care companies to take the threat of cybersecurity breaches seriously, President Barack Obama’s Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt on Monday announced a way for companies to evaluate the financial risk of data breach. “When it comes to cybersecurity, we […]


Protect Health Data, Report Urges

Posted on at 1:08 pm

By John Pulley March 5, 2012 The time and money spent protecting personal health information from data breaches are well worth the investment, contends a new industry security report. The 67-page report, “The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security,” includes a five-step method that health care organizations can use […]


A New Report Examines The Financial Impact of Breaches Of Protected Health Information

Posted on at 1:05 pm

AND WAYS TO DEVELOP A BUSINESS CASE FOR ENHANCE PROTECTION OF THE INFORMATION. The free report is a collaborative effort of the American National Standards Institute, consultancy The Santa Fe Group, and the Internet Security Alliance, with input from more than 100 members of 70 organizations. The report offers up “PHIve,” a five-step method to […]


5 Steps To Assess Health Data Breach Risks

Posted on at 11:54 am

New report delves into the threats healthcare providers face for potential patient data breaches, and provides steps and tools to help assess those risks. By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee March 05, 2012 04:23 PM A new report outlines the financial costs of breaches of protected health data–and offers a five-step method for healthcare providers of any size […]