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Recent Breaches: Providers & CMS Behaving Badly
While still waiting on final HIPAA rules 3.5 years after HITECH, lets look at data breaches affecting a total of at least 922,000 patients in the past two months, along with an update on a huge breach last year and a report on Medicares own problems complying with existing rules.
Another Episode for MD Anderson
A lost flash drive resulted in MD Anderson Cancer Centers second major breach in 2012. The facility did not initially disclose the number of affected patients, but its report to the HHS Office for Civil Rights did: 2,264. MD Anderson for the second time in two months pledged to enhance its security in a statement similar to one after a stolen laptop compromised information on 29,201 patients.