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Fitbit ups corporate wellness ante with HIPAA compliance

Fitness wearable maker Fitbit announced Wednesday its compliance with HIPAA regulations, enabling its corporate wellness product Fitbit Wellness to be more attractive to businesses.

NIST-backed center develops guide for healthcare firms to secure patient data on mobile devices

To help with that task of securing mobile healthcare data, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has put together a draft guide for businesses and other healthcare organization on how to improve mobile data security using commercially available and open source tools.

Spotlight: CVS, Target deal will bring 'data security, privacy problems and HIPAA horrors'

Both Target and CVS have bad histories in handling sensitive customer data so what happens when CVS buys Target's pharmacy business? 

Hacker steals protected health data on 151,000 patients at Oregon dentist

Advantage Dental, an Oregon-based provider of dental services, said that HIPAA-protected health information on more than 151 patients was stolen by a hacker who compromised its internal membership database.

Chinese hackers supposedly behind theft of 4.5M patient records

Chinese hackers were apparently behind the theft of 4.5 million patient records, which included social security numbers, from Community Health Systems, a Franklin, Tenn.-based hospital group, said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Benson Hospital finds solution to BYOD flexibility, security

BYOD practices are especially popular in some healthcare settings, where many physicians and care providers are 'associates' rather than employees. Benson Hospital, near Tucson, Ariz., found a solution to its growing BYOD practice that offers employee flexibility and network security.

Hospitals hit with largest-ever HIPAA fine over patient data exposed to search engines

Two hospitals in New York state have agreed to pay $4.8 million to settle with the Department of Health and Human Services over HIPAA violations.

Despite risks, healthcare is aggressively adopting BYOD

Despite concerns over security and patient information privacy, the healthcare industry is one of the most aggressive when it comes to adopting BYOD.

DNA revolution, biohacking and the two sides of genetic data use

HIPAA protects data privacy in medical settings but maybe not so much in general consumer use.

Giving patients' control of their data eases healthcare privacy concerns

When participants are treated as partners rather than subjects, all benefit from the experience.