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Kinvey, Google team on HIPAA-compliant MBaaS for healthcare firms

To meet the growing demand for mobile healthcare products in this stricter regulatory environment, Kinvey, an enterprise mobile backend as a service, or MBaaS, provider, has teamed with Google to launch a HIPAA-compliant MBaaS on Google Cloud Platform for healthcare firms.

Spotlight: North Memorial Health Care to cough up $1.55M for third-party data breach

Minnesota-based North Memorial Health Care has agreed to pay $1.55 million in fines to settle charges that it potentially violated HIPAA rules in a 2011 breach of medical records, in which an employee of third-party business associate Accretive Health reported a laptop with unencrypted medical records was stolen.

Twilio adds private connection options to cloud-based communications service

Twilio is making it easier for developers to connect to its cloud-based cloud communications offering. Twilio Interconnect offers private connection options between Twilio and an enterprise's on-premise infrastructure and applications.

Dartmouth researchers invent 'Magic Wand' to protect personal data

What does a device that protects personal data on a home network have to do with big data news? It, and other products of its ilk, have implications in two areas: the limitation of accessible consumer data, and the potential for the extension of compliance requirements –perhaps extending to patients' homes. 

Health Gorilla partners with Scripps Health to share patient data across providers

Health Gorilla, a clinical network, announced it has partnered with Scripps Health, a non-profit regional integrated health system based in San Diego, to share its stored patient data with local physicians and patients. 

Infographic: Timeline of data breaches, security regs in healthcare

DataMotion Health, a provider of secure communications for healthcare providers, has put together an informative infographic that looks at the history of data breaches and security regulations in the healthcare industry.

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.