The HIPAA Journal posted their 2022 Healthcare Data Breach Report on January 24, 2023. For the first time since 2015, there was a year-over-year decline in the number of healthcare data breaches reported to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR), albeit only by 1.13% with 707 data breaches of … More Healthcare Data Breach decline
Manufacturers may initiate a medical device trade in program for a number of reasons, such as a recall, a release of an upgraded product, advances in the technology or consumables, or just the desire to keep the product off the used market. Trade in programs can be challenging. Manufacturers are usually designed to ship things … More Medical Device Trade In Programs: What about the old devices?
Part of the cost of data security in the healthcare industry is the cost of what happens when there’s a healthcare data breach. That’s a high cost, and it illustrates just how important data security really is. The IBM Security- Ponemon Institute “2022 Cost of Data Breach” has been released. The new report calculated the global average … More The Cost of a Healthcare Data Breach
Medical Life Sciences News recently posted an article about Sustainable Management of Healthcare Waste. The article states that “The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies biomedical waste (BMW) as number 2 on the list of hazardous wastes, necessitating strict disposal policies which must be enforced by hospitals and waste treatment units in unison, to prevent contamination … More Healthcare Waste
According to the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, the Garden State is the #1 state for life science companies. From biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, diagnostic and computer products companies, thousands of New Jersey Biotech businesses have been leading the states economy, and advancing human health for the last 135 years. Here’s some interesting facts about … More New Jersey Biotech
ABC News recently ran an article about the dangers of medical ID theft. Medical ID theft happens when someone steals your Medicare or health insurance number to steal treatment, prescriptions or submit claims all under your name. The Federal Trade Commission has labeled it “a growing menace”. According to Experian.com, medical identity theft can happen … More Medical ID Theft
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights’ breach portal shows that in 2021, there were at least 686 healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records. 2020 previously held the unwanted record of highest number of healthcare data breaches, with 642. 2021 beat that record by 44. The 2021 breaches translate … More Healthcare Data Breaches of 2021
NJ Business Magazine recently published an article written by Melanie J. Haga, CEO at IoMT Solutions about the challenges of recycling in New Jersey. The article talks about the New Jersey businesses that are left with excess computer equipment in the post pandemic recovery. Corporations, businesses, manufacturers, laboratories, health systems and educational facilities face a … More The Challenges of Recycling in New Jersey