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Best practices for every healthcare privacy officer

As a Privacy Officer with more than 30 years experience working in both large and small healthcare organizations, I’ve experienced multiple privacy postures, ranging from manual reactive audits to proactive privacy monitoring that allowed us to get ahead of breaches to patient privacy before they became catastrophic for the organization or...

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How the Protenus Breach Barometer changed my career

When Protenus was first building its sales and marketing team, I joined as the Senior Marketing Manager. This meant shaping marketing initiatives to make Protenus more successful, and determining which priorities we should tackle first. As I was a “jack-of-all-trades,” I was working on everything from marketing strategy to trade show logistics to...

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While healthcare is optimistic about 4-year low in breached patient records, number of incidents remain alarmingly steady

A recent report has stated that patient records affected by health data breaches have hit a four-year low in 2017. Unfortunately, while these findings are promising, the number of breach incidents remains steady and continues to represent a constant threat to patient data security. There also seems to be a continuing trend in which health data...

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Building a next-generation privacy operation

Last month, Matt Fisher, a partner at Mirick O’Connell and chair of the firm’s health law group, joined Robert Lord, Co-Founder and President of Protenus, for a webinar to discuss best practices healthcare organizations can employ when migrating from reactive to proactive privacy postures, and how to integrate guidance from regulatory bodies into...

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A single hacking incident responsible for 59% of total breached patient records in January

The health data breach landscape remained tumultuous in January, with almost an equal number of hacking and insider-related incidents. Of note, hacking incidents affected significantly more patient records, due largely to one particular breach that affected 59% of the total number of breached patient records this past month. Additionally, in a...