RevoluIT Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

RevoluIT, a Frankfort, IL-based IT and small business consulting firm serving the healthcare industry, has been confirmed as having taken all the necessary steps to comply with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). IT service providers are classed as business associates under HIPAA and are required to implement safeguards to… Read More »

PHI Incidents Recently Reported by Healthcare Providers and Business Associates

A roundup of privacy and security incidents recently reported by HIPAA-covered entities and business associates that involved the exposure of disclosure of protected health information. Server Breach Impacts Patients of Northwest Eye Surgeons and Sight Partners Northwest Eye Surgeons LLC and Sight Partners LLC have started notifying 20,838 patients that some of their protected health… Read More »

Healthcare Providers Affected by Email Account Breach at Payment Processing Vendor

Lafayette, LA-based Provider Health Services, Paragould-based Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, and Miami, FL-based lntelliRad Imaging have announced they have been affected by an email security breach at one of their business associates. All three entities have a lockbox service with IBERIABANK to collect and process payments. IBERIABANk uses Technology Management Resources, Inc. (TMR) as a… Read More »

ICO Fines Marriott International £18.4 Million for GDPR Violation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the data protection authority in the United Kingdom, has imposed a £18.4 million ($23.8 million) financial penalty on Marriott International for violations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The ICO investigated Marriott over its massive data breach that affected 339 million customers, 30.1 million of whom reside in… Read More »

Ascend Clinical and Alamance Skin Center Suffer Ransomware Attacks

Redwood City, CA-based Ascend Clinical, a provider of ESRD laboratory testing for independent dialysis providers, has announced it suffered a phishing attack that led to a ransomware attack in May 2020. Unusual system activity and file encryption were detected on or around May 31, 2020. Prompt action was taken to isolate the affected systems and… Read More »