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PHI Security Breach Potentially Affects 2K ND Medicaid Patients

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

PHI Security Breach Potentially Affects 2K ND Medicaid Patients

On May 10, 2017, the North Dakota Department of Human Services (NDDHS) discovered a report of discarded NDDHS Medicaid claim resolution worksheet documents containing PHI. The papers were reportedly found in a dumpster in Bismark, North Dakota. NDDHS recovered the documents the same day and immediately launched an internal investigation….

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‘IT’S BEEN A NIGHTMARE’ Mum’s hell after learning her osteopath husband was filming himself having sex with patients at work

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‘IT’S BEEN A NIGHTMARE’ Mum’s hell after learning her osteopath husband was filming himself having sex with patients at work

THE ex-wife of an osteopath who filmed himself having sex with a patient has told of her “nightmare” ordeal. Lucinda Salway’s ex-husband and business partner Nicholas Salway was blasted for bringing his profession into disrepute at a disciplinary hearing last …

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Patients Sue UCLA Hospitals for Hack Attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

UCLA Health Systems’ failure to encrypt patients’ medical and financial information exposed 4.5 million of them to a hacker attack, which UCLA knew six months before it told them, a patient claims in a federal class action. Michael Allen claims UCLA Health Systems Auxiliaries violated its contractual obligation to protect the personal information of its patients. He sued the UCLA hospitals and the University of California Board of Regents on Monday, on behalf of “several millions of individuals.” Allen, of Casper, Wyo., was treated at a UCLA Health Center in February 2013. He claims that the personal information he gave the hospital “was left in an unencrypted state and stolen by cyber thieves.” “Due to defendants’ failure to take the basic steps of encrypting patients’ data, it was much easier for cyber thieves to interpret the information, use it to steal the identities of defendants’ patients or sell [it] to others,” Allen says in the complaint. A months-long hacker attack targeted UCLA Health Systems, which admitted it did not take steps to encrypt patients’ data, the Los Angeles Times reported. The unknown hackers got names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, medical information, ID numbers for Medicare and health insurance policies, […]

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