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Healthcare Breach

1,400 Patients Affected by Behavioral Healthcare Breach The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) accidentally exposed patient’s protected health information (PHI) through its Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP). Although investigations are still underway, the healthcare breach …

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APA Telepsychology 101

APA Telepsychology 101 Webinar Series   APA is hosting APA Telepsychology 101 Webinar Series for the following schedules. This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.       Telepsychology …

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Effective Compliance Program

The Seven Elements of an Effective Compliance Program Healthcare Organization Fined for Multiple Compliance Failures Fresenius Medical Care North America experienced five PHI breaches that exposed the information of 521 patients. After conducting an investigation, the Department of Health and …

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HIPAA Violation Consequences

What are HIPAA Violation Consequences? Community Psychiatric Clinic Breach Affects 15,537 In three separate email hacking incidents at Community Psychiatric Clinic, the protected health information (PHI) of 15,537 patients was exposed. Although little information is available on these breaches, all …

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Cybersecurity Policies

Lack of Cybersecurity Policies Affected 1.5 Million Patients SingHealth, based in Singapore, experienced a healthcare data breach that exposed the protected health information (PHI) of 1.5 million patients. The healthcare organization was aware of vulnerabilities in their server, however, failed …

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Vote Jean Lau Chin for APA President

Vote Jean Lau Chin for APA President if you are looking for technology-minded leadership at the APA, Dr. Jean Lau Chin is the Presidential candidate to consider! Dr. Chin has been a staunch advocate for the responsible use of technology …

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Medical Device Security

Managing Technology: Medical Device Security 200,000 Systems Shutdown by Ransomware Attack In May 2017, a hacking tool was used to access 200,000 Windows systems in hospitals. The hack affected a Bayer Medrad medical device that improves medical imaging for radiology …