From Report on Medicare Compliance - Every month, employees at Lawrence General Hospital in Massachusetts receive phishing emails with enticing subject lines, including “Prince’s last words on video: breaking news from CNN” and “Banking statement: Your transaction failed.” They are designed to test whether employees will open the email and the link to an attachment. Even though employees have ongoing information security training, where they learn about phishing, some of them open the emails. Read more
From Report on Patient Privacy - A 21-physician orthopedic surgery practice in Raleigh, N.C., which traces its roots back to 1919, was trying to do the right thing by using a vendor to convert X-rays into electronic images. Read more
From Report on Patient Privacy - Recent reports suggest that approximately half of hospitals now use two-factor authentication methods, but don’t expect the easily crackable password to disappear anytime soon. Just because hospitals have the security infrastructure for two-factor authentication doesn’t mean all of their employees use it, and stolen credentials are still one of the most common gateways hackers use. Read more
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