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
The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity has funded A UCL research project. As a result, UCL, in partnership with BSI, the UK National Standards Body, has published a White Paper entitled “The Future of Medical Device Regulation and Standards: Dealing with Critical Challenges for Connected, Intelligent Medical Devices”* The White Paper … More The Medical Devices White Paper That Forgot One Critical Thing
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?
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
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
In an article published by Forbes, titled, The Do’s and Don’ts of Digital Data Disposal the author shows that data consumption is at an all time high. Medical device manufacturers and users often spend much of their time and money protecting this data from hackers trying to get in, but spend the least amount of … More Do’s and Don’ts of Digital Data Disposal