Provider organizations accounted for 73% of all data breaches reported to the HHS in the first six months of 2021, impacting about 22.7 million individuals overall, a new report shows. This represents a 185% jump in individuals affected compared to the same period last year.
The number of hospitals providing patients electronic access to their health information via apps has increased exponentially over the past decade. But small, rural, critical access and independent hospitals were still falling significantly behind their counterparts as of 2019, a new ONC report shows.
An appellate court lifted a $4.3 million HIPAA fine imposed on the Texas-based cancer care center two years ago for losing the personal health information of more than 33,000 people.
A recently released 50-page plan details the federal agency’s health IT-related objectives over the next five years and outlines the strategies it plans to use to achieve its goals.
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